ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

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ACTA initiatives promote academic quality, affordability, and cost effectiveness in higher education.

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ACTA Leaders Highlighted in New Higher Ed Documentary

September 29, 2014 |

ACTA's Anne Neal and Michael Poliakoff were interviewed in a just-released documentary, “The Costs of College,” by brother-sister duo James and Mary Mackenzie. The 10-minute video examines the rising cost of a college degree and how the changing higher education landscape affects students. Take a look at the full

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New Study Finds Troubling Lack of Historical Knowledge Among Americans

September 17, 2014 |

A new survey commissioned by ACTA finds 39% of Americans don’t know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II and 59% don’t know Theodore Roosevelt had a role in the construction of the Panama Canal. The survey is released as Ken Burns’ documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” premieres and

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Wise Words from Donald Kagan

September 29, 2014 by ACTA |

Former Phillip Merrill Award winner and Yale professor emeritus Donald Kagan took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal this weekend to offer some wise words on the purpose of education in a democracy. It’s a short opinion piece, worth reading through, but here are some of the highlights.

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NCES Study on Transfer Students Avoids Accreditation Discussion

September 29, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

In 2010, ACTA joined with other national higher education leaders to urge the Department of Education to study the plight of students whose credits don’t follow them when they transfer schools. America’s broken college accreditation system has long made it more difficult for students to transfer...

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