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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.

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Chad Wellmon: How Moral Education Left the Classroom

January 28, 2019 by Erik Gross |

Chad Wellmon is a professor of German Studies at University of Virginia.… Continue Reading >>

Test Your Knowledge: American Government

December 6, 2018 by Elliott Cole |

How much do you know about our system of government? Take this quick civics quiz to find out! It takes only 2 minutes, is completely anonymous, and doesn't require your email address… Continue Reading >>

Test Your Knowledge: America’s Founding

July 4, 2018 by Elliott Cole |

How much do you know about America's founding? Take our short quiz below and please leave a comment with your thoughts.

Did you know that only 17.6% of American colleges… Continue Reading >>

History of Hamilton: Will Higher Ed Embrace the Phenomenon?

May 7, 2018 by Megan Riethmiller |

Alexander Hamilton, one of the forgotten Founding Fathers, has risen to fame since 2015 thanks to Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Hamilton. The Broadway musical is “changing the game” through… Continue Reading >>

Intern Blog: Towards a True Civic Education

July 28, 2016 by Nathaniel Urban |

What does it mean to be an American? That seems like a simple question every American college student should be able to answer. For a majority of students, however, it is not so simple. Most college students… Continue Reading >>

In Memoriam: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

February 16, 2016 by Michael Poliakoff|

With the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, we have lost an unwavering defender of the principles on which this nation was founded. As ACTA shakes its head at its Continue Reading >>

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