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.

ACTA In The News

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.

Republicans Rediscover an Old Foe: Political Correctness in the Academy

Chronicle of Higher Education
August 3, 2000 by Jeffrey Selingo |
Republicans have used their national convention here this week to soften their conservative reputation. So higher education officials said Wednesday that they were surprised to find that the party's platform… Continue Reading >>

“Losing America’s memory”

Washington Times
July 17, 2000 by Suzanne Fields |
Once upon a time in the bad old days you couldn't graduate from most colleges and universities without taking a course in both American and European history. Nobody grumbled about it. We were prisoners… Continue Reading >>

Can we keep the republic?

Washington Times
July 11, 2000 by Balint Vazsony |
According to legend, a lady stopped Benjamin Franklin as the Framers of our Constitution emerged from their deliberations. "What kind of a country have you given us?" the lady inquired. "A republic, Madame,… Continue Reading >>

Beavis and Washington

Washington Times
July 2, 2000 by Editorials |
Just in time for the nation's recognition of Independence Day, a Washington based nonprofit group that favors the study of liberal arts in college tossed a stink bomb into the celebration. In a sobering… Continue Reading >>

Neglecting History…

Washington Post
July 2, 2000 by David S. Broder |
A question for you before you set off your fireworks: Who was the American general at Yorktown? You have four guesses: William Tecumseh Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur or George Washington. When… Continue Reading >>

Word for Word/Pop Quiz; History 101: Snoop Doggy Roosevelt

New York Times
July 2, 2000 by Scott Veale |
Listen up, class. We hate to spoil your holiday weekend, but an alarming new survey of  American history knowledge 2/3–released just days before Independence Day, no less 2/3–suggests that… Continue Reading >>

History Students Going Beyond the Book

Washington Post
June 6, 2000 by Valerie Strauss |
To Danny Thau and his colleague David Burns, it seemed like a fruitful avenue of inquiry: What would have happened to the planet if Ike hadn't launched D-Day exactly when he did–56 years ago today?… Continue Reading >>

SUNY Fight Over Curriculum Mirrors Larger Debate

New York Times
June 6, 2000 by Karen W. Arenson |
In the growing nationwide battle over who really runs higher education–the professors or the university trustees–one of the most closely watched contests is taking place here, at the State University… Continue Reading >>

Faculty protests two courses at GMU

Washington Times
May 24, 2000 by Vaishali Honawar |
Faculty members at George Mason University are protesting two history courses they say were forced into the curriculum by the Board of Visitors, which overstepped its limits by prescribing specific courses.… Continue Reading >>

Christian ministry caught up in rights battle on campus

Washington Times
May 16, 2000 by Julia Duin |
When Curtis Chang enrolled at Harvard University in 1972, he was an idealistic Taiwanese immigrant eager to learn how democracy was born in the Boston area nearly 200 years earlier. He eventually went on staff… Continue Reading >>

Encouraging Board Members to Be Active, but Not Activist

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 12, 2000 by Sara Hebel |
The continuing evolution of two distinct schools of thought on college trusteeship became sharply evident last week, as a mainstream governing board group announced a new center for trustees of public colleges… Continue Reading >>

Student’s Analogy Using Race Draws St. Cloud State U. Officials’ Ire

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 5, 2000 by Students: Notebook |
A rebuke by St. Cloud State University administrators of a student who used an analogy about race has critics of political correctness crying foul.  In December, Christopher Monson, a junior at the university,… Continue Reading >>

New Center Will Encourage College Board Members to Be “Active, Not Activist”

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 5, 2000 by Sara Hebel |
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges today formally unveiled a new center aimed at helping state leaders attract and select top notch trustees and educate board members about how… Continue Reading >>

Critics of Political Correctness Rise to Defense of Student Who Used Racial Analogy

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 26, 2000 by Nina Willdorf |
Saint Cloud State University administrators' rebuke of a student for making an analogy that referred to race has critics of campus political correctness crying foul. In December, Christopher Monson, a junior… Continue Reading >>

States Start to Consider the Idea of Charter Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 24, 2000 by Sara Hebel |
With charter schools becoming more popular these days, could charter colleges be far behind?  Officials in Massachusetts, Virginia, and other states are discussing proposals to largely free public colleges… Continue Reading >>
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