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.

Rubbing Salt in English Major’s Wounds

New York Times
May 10, 1996 by David Grimes |
A recent study shows that the works of Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Milton are gradually being phased out of college English literature curriculums. According to the National Alumni Forum, these authors are being… Continue Reading >>

“Teach-In” Goes All-Out in Hailing Shakespeare

Washington Times
May 1, 1996 by Carol Innerst |
Using the bard's own words, actors, scholars and students at a 'teach-in" yesterday bashed colleges and universities for dropping Shakespeare and other great authors from college requirements. A quick… Continue Reading >>

Campus Politics and the Power of the Purse

Washington Post
April 7, 1996 by David Greenberg |
Don't give to Harvard! The call went out to 40,000 graduates of Harvard and Radcliffe last November. A group called the Committee for the Equality of Women at Harvard, led by Radcliffe alumnae, was inaugurating… Continue Reading >>

“Do They Have to Study Shakespeare?”

Washington Post
April 1, 1996 by Letter to the Editor by Jerry L. Martin |
Who would have predicted it? It is now students and alumni at Georgetown University and elsewhere who rise to the defense of Shakespeare–as professors, who should know better, merrily throw the Bard overboard.… Continue Reading >>

Alumni Activists

Policy Review: The Journal of American Citizenship
January 1, 1996 |
Citizens concerns about the recent intellectual and moral shortcomings of academe will want to know about the National Alumni Forum, founded last year by a group of scholars, editors, businessmen, and policymakers… Continue Reading >>

Where Correctness Flunked Out

National Journal
December 23, 1995 |
Influential college alumni who've been fuming about their old school's emphasis on political correctness found a place to vent earlier this month. The National Alumni Forum, an organization of celebrity… Continue Reading >>

Fork Over and Shut Up

Forbes
November 20, 1995 by Thomas Sowell |
A picture is supposed to be worth a thousand words, and a drawing in a recent issue of The Chronicle of High Education certainly fills that bill. It shows an academic in cap and gown facing a donor holding… Continue Reading >>

Alumnae Clash with Trinity President

Washington Post
June 17, 1995 by Valerie Strauss |
The customary role of alumni as school boosters has been turned on its ear at Trinity College, where administration officials and graduates have been dueling over the status of the Alumnae Association and the… Continue Reading >>
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