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ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

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Evaluating the Curriculum

December 26, 2005 by ACTA|

Young America's Foundation has published its list of 2005's twelve "most bizarre and politically correct college courses." They are:

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Another One for Margaret Spellings

December 16, 2005 by ACTA|

It's official: College students can't read. Worse, fewer can read today than could read a decade ago. According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, only 25% of college graduates count… Continue Reading >>

How Not to Do It

December 3, 2005 by ACTA|

Earlier this fall, University of Richmond president William E. Cooper chose exactly the wrong words to describe… Continue Reading >>

Whatever

November 12, 2005 by ACTA|

An anecdote from the Raleigh News and Observer's book review editor J. Peder Zane suggests the need… Continue Reading >>

Ideological Corruption Among University Presidents

September 27, 2005 by ACTA|

American University president Ben Ladner may be in the Continue Reading >>

Losing the Idea of Liberal Education

September 21, 2005 by ACTA|

It has become commonplace to lament the decline of liberal education in the United States. We criticize colleges for abandoning their mission, for becoming excessively corporate, on the one hand, and for… Continue Reading >>

Back to Basics

September 6, 2005 by ACTA|

In 2004, ACTA released a report on the disingenuousness of American higher education's claims to provide a strong, broad educational grounding for all students. Entitled Continue Reading >>

Colorado’s New Core Curriculum

July 24, 2005 by ACTA|

Writing for the Rocky Mountain News, ACTA president Anne Neal praises Colorado's return to a more Continue Reading >>

Scraping the Bottom of the Syllabus

July 18, 2005 by ACTA|

The invaluable and intrepid University Diaries has updated her regular feature detailing… Continue Reading >>

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