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.

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 President Speaks Out on College Admissions Scandal

March 21, 2019 |
On March 12, the Department of Justice released an affidavit which implicated dozens of individuals in a fraudulent scheme to obtain college admissions through bribery, cheating on standardized tests, false representation of athletic participation, and more. A… Continue Reading >>

Washington Post Cites ACTA Research on Civic Ignorance

February 21, 2019 |
A recent op-ed by Washington Post columnist Max Boot titled "Americans' ignorance of history is a national scandal" cited ACTA research on the decline of historical literacy and civic education. In the piece, Mr. Boot laments America's lack of historical… Continue Reading >>

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Guarding the Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Hear

October 2018 by Joyce Lee Malcolm |

ACTA's new guide for higher education trustees, Guarding the Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Hear by Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm of the Antonin Scalia Law… Continue Reading >>

Sean Decatur: Kenyon College’s Leader Thrives on Science and Liberal Arts

February 2019 |

Sean Decatur, the dynamic President of Kenyon College, sat down with Erik Gross (a Kenyon alumnus) to delve into the virtues of a liberal… Continue Reading >>

ACTA'S BLOG: THE FORUM
A TOWN SQUARE FOR HIGHER ED

Decline of History

March 20, 2019 by Michael Poliakoff

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