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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April 2011 by George C. Leef |

Let's say you're a parent, or someone interested in high standards and academic excellence at America's colleges and universities. When you think… Continue Reading >>

Degraded Currency

The Problem of Grade Inflation
October 2003 by George C. Leef |

The report finds grade inflation is a national epidemic, undermining high performance and hard work in colleges and universities across the country. The study… Continue Reading >>

Becoming an Educated Person

Toward a Core Curriculum for College Students
July 2003 by George C. Leef |

Many parents—as well as trustees and state officials—have asked ACTA to define a "core" curriculum and explain why it is important. ACTA responded… Continue Reading >>

Can College Accreditation Live Up to Its Promise?

July 2002 by George C. Leef Roxana D. Burris |

This investigation finds the system of college accreditation has done more to raise costs than to improve or even maintain educational quality, and that it gives… Continue Reading >>

Educating Teachers Educating Teachers

The Best Minds Speak Out
June 2002 by ACTA George C. Leef |

This publication offers a collection of articles that explores the current state of teacher training in this country and suggests alternatives to the status… Continue Reading >> Continue Reading >>

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