Michael Poliakoff who is a classics professor turned ACTA president discusses with student Karina Macosko, discusses the importance of freedom of speech on campus and the upward spiral of university cost. Poliakoff offers advice to college bound students as they look for the best university for their needs. He calls them to look beyond the bold mission statement and into campus life and core curriculums. Poliakoff has created a rigorous grading system that evaluates the core curriculum of universities in the United States. Follow along to get an inside perspective from Michael Poliakoff, president of ACTA, on the crucial factors to consider when looking for a university.


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