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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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The Blind Leading the Sighted

May 16, 2018 by Doug Sprei |

I first met Henry “Hoby” Wedler in 2011… Continue Reading >>

One Student at a Time

January 16, 2018 by Doug Sprei |

When you first meet Erez Binyamin, a lively outgoing computer engineering student at Rochester Institute of Technology, it’s hard to imagine he was once shy and introverted. We sat down with… Continue Reading >>

Intern Blog: Silicon Valley Titans Prove the Value of the Liberal Arts

July 31, 2017 by Joey Barretta |

Often, it is assumed that the liberal arts and STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are at odds. The liberal arts are increasingly viewed as outmoded. Professors often prioritize… Continue Reading >>

America Has to Stop Paying Lip Service to STEM

December 15, 2015 by Eric Bledsoe |

Peruse any news or education policy site today, regardless of its political bias, and you'll hear a common narrative: the U.S. is not preparing today's students for tomorrow's jobs. Almost anyone… Continue Reading >>

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Loyola University Announces Layoffs and Retirement Reductions

The New Orleans Advocate, Jessica Williams

American Student Loan Debt in 3 Charts

New York Times, Tara Siegel Bernard and Karl Russell

University of Kansas Removes Controversial Flag-Art

Inside Higher Ed, Emma Whitford

Nonprofit Offers Resources to Encourage Study of History

Philanthropy Magazine, Leah Libresco

Tackling Grade Inflation

Education Dive, James Paterson 

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