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's publications, press releases and public advocacy for academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities reach a wide audience and have been cited by national newspapers, television commentators, and by state and federal government, including Congress and the President of the United States.

Cuomo’s ‘Free College’ Gambit Exacts a Heavy Price

April 25, 2017 by Robert Holland |

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) may figure that becoming the first governor to champion and sign “free four-year college” legislation will give him a campaign slogan sure to appeal to fans of the socialist...

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Failing the Civics Test, Coast to Coast

National Review
April 20, 2017 by Grant Addison |

ast week, lawmakers in Oregon proposed a bill that would require all public-school students in the state to pass the civics portion of the U.S. naturalization test before receiving their high-school...

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Wellesley College student newspaper ignites free-speech debate

Boston Globe
April 18, 2017 by Michael Levenson |

An editorial in the Wellesley College student newspaper that called for “shutting down” some forms of hateful rhetoric became the latest flashpoint in a contentious national debate over free speech and...

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Demanding Access to Trustees

Inside Higher Ed
April 14, 2017 by Jeremy Bauer-Wolf |

Amid a heated political climate that has bled onto college campuses nationwide, students at Davidson College, a private liberal arts institution in North Carolina, have demanded easier access to the...

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The decline of history at schools is furthering the SJW madness

Calgary Sun
April 9, 2017 by Anthony Furey |

The ongoing saga of University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson’s opposition to calling students by gender neutral pronouns should never have become much of a story in the first place.

But the social...

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Academic amnesia: Why Is WWI disappearing in higher education?

Washington Examiner
April 6, 2017 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

In World War I, 53,000 Americans died. One of them may have been your ancestor. The reasons behind this conflict and its impact on world history influence daily life today. But you'd be hard pressed to...

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Historians Run Amok

National Review
April 4, 2017 by Daniel Pipes |

The eminent historian Niall Ferguson has devastatingly skewered his (and my) field of study in a talk for the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, subsequently published as “The Decline and Fall of...

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Economics wrong target for UAF budget ax

Fairbanks News-Miner
April 2, 2017 by Eric Bledsoe |

In an ironic move to address a bad economic outlook, the University of Alaska Fairbanks administration has voted to eliminate its economics program. UAF administrators recommended dissolving the program...

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How Gorsuch’s SCOTUS tap is a painful reminder of civic ignorance

The Hill
March 29, 2017 by Michael Poliakoff |

While the nine members of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) hold enormous sway over the direction of American jurisprudence and over everyday life, striking new evidence suggests that most...

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How Business Can Turnaround the Supply Chain with Liberal Arts

Giving Thoughts
March 28, 2017 by Michael Maibach and Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill, Ph.D. |

While the business community focuses on the talent pipeline for “hard skills,” the notion that the liberal arts are no longer valuable in today’s economy has too often become conventional wisdom. But the...

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Who is ‘SCOTUS’? Why millennials should care about Gorsuch

Washington Examiner
March 27, 2017 by Ron Meyer |

Thanks to Netflix, many millennials have seen "The West Wing," and if they've seen the first episode, they know who "POTUS" is. Unfortunately, no similar pop-culture references exist to inform millennials...

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Zhang: Free speech fight lands in Wellesley

Boston Herald
March 27, 2017 by Alexis Zhang |

On college campuses across the country, free speech is under fire. Earlier this month, the issue captured national attention, when protesters at Middlebury College disrupted sociologist Charles Murray’s...

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Reformers ask: Is it too late to take back control of starting times from TV?

Lexington Herald-Leader
March 25, 2017 by Jerry Tipton |

Kentucky’s game against UCLA on Friday tipped off at 9:53 p.m. EDT. UK’s game against Northern Kentucky the previous Friday also confused start time with bed time.

No fan of finishing games around...

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Fight BDS by promoting ‘intellectually-diverse views’ on Israel-Palestine, report says

The College Fix
March 22, 2017 by Samantha Figueroa |

The boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is “one of the greatest threats to academic freedom” in America today, aiming to “undercut the moral legitimacy of the State of Israel”...

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A Republic, If You Can Keep It: The Education Every Student Really Needs

National Review
March 21, 2017 by David Fouse |

‘If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

These words come from an 1816 letter written by Thomas Jefferson — one of our most...

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