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.

ACTA releases to trustees an Action Plan for crucial higher ed reform.

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ACTA initiatives promote academic quality, affordability, and cost effectiveness in higher education.

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In Memoriam: Herman Badillo

December 4, 2014 |

Those who knew Herman Badillo remember that he walked tall and won distinction for his unyielding pursuit of truth and justice and his unending search for the policies and programs that would fulfill the promise of American life to its citizens. Born in Puerto Rico and orphaned at the age of five, he won high honors

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ACTA Statement on Former Swarthmore College Student’s Search for Justice

December 2, 2014 |

Rape is a serious crime that deserves the full attention of responsible law enforcement—not campus kangaroo courts, whose insufficiency for such matters has again been made manifest in federal court. The court is the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the case is a lawsuit against

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A TOWN SQUARE FOR HIGHER ED

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“Likely feature of a college town.”

December 22, 2014 by ACTA |

How do we know too many colleges and universities have abandoned their commitment to academic excellence, and work zealously to provide lazy rivers, nap pods, and a non-stop party atmosphere?  ACTA has documented the chronic decline in academic rigor time and again in the What Will They Learn?TM...

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Coddled Campus Activists

December 22, 2014 by Avi Snyder |

Sometimes, browsing through the latest higher ed news can feel like reading stories from another planet. There is a certain kind of nonsense that seems to exist only in the bubbles that America’s college campuses have become.

Last week, Inside Higher Ed ran a story on the various petitions that...

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