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Getting Back to First Principles

2009 Annual Report
March 1, 2010 by ACTA Download PDF

In the words of award-winning historian Richard Norton Smith: “In a very real sense, ACTA sticks its neck out every time it insists that core curricula require a core, and that diplomas should be worth more than the paper on which they are printed.”  ACTA’s 2009 Annual Report highlights our efforts to bring higher education back to its foundations of academic freedom, academic excellence, and accountability—including the launch of the What Will They Learn? project.


Launched in 1995, we are the only organization that works with alumni, donors, trustees, and education leaders across the United States to support liberal arts education, uphold high academic standards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus, and ensure that the next generation receives an intellectually rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price.

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