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.

D-Day Knowledge Survey

June 2014

In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, ACTA releases a GfK survey on historical amnesia about World War II. The study found that a quarter of American adults don’t know that D-Day occurred during World War II. It also found that more than half of American adults—including 43% of college students—don’t know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president at the time of the invasion. The survey was the subject of a column by nationally-syndicated writer Cal Thomas.


Press

Too many Americans don’t know or care about their history

Washington Examiner
June 5, 2014 by Cal Thomas |

Given the numerous studies revealing how American education lags behind instruction in other countries in disciplines once thought to be essential, it should come as no surprise that on the 70th...

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