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ACTA has launched the 2019-2020 edition of its annual What Will They Learn? report, complete with a new website. To check out the new site, click here >>Continue Reading >>
In "College open new school year with same fear of free expression," DePauw University Professor Jeffrey M. McCall cites ACTA as a leader in the academic freedom space. "The president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, Michael… Continue Reading >>
April Lawson is a guiding light and director of debates at Better Angels, a remarkable national organization that has surged into the spotlight by effectively teaching citizens to combat polarization and restore civil dialogue across America.… Continue Reading >>
ACTA's program manager for curricular improvement, Nathaniel Urban, wrote a piece in The Federalist titled "Teacher Fired For Praising The West As Bringing 'The Greatest Good to The Most' People."… Continue Reading >>
Back in 2011, Wallace Hall was sounding alarms about admissions wrongdoings at the University of Texas System, where he served as Regent. His activism drew blistering criticism and brought him to the brink of impeachment -- until 2015, when… Continue Reading >>
ACTA's program associate for communications, Erik Gross, wrote a piece in the Washington Examiner titled "Student debt forgiveness misses the hidden cause of rising college costs."
"Every month brings new evidence that Americans don't know their history -- and that colleges and universities aren't teaching it," writes ACTA's Director of Academic Affairs, Jonathan Pidluzny in The… Continue Reading >>
ACTA President Michael Poliakoff and philanthropist John Altman co-authored an op-ed piece published by the Cincinnati Enquirer that outlines how higher education donors can promote free speech on… Continue Reading >>
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) has launched “Heroes of Intellectual Freedom,” which highlights stories of principled individuals who have thoughtfully and respectfully argued for academic… Continue Reading >>