Congress Gears Up for Higher Ed. Law Renewal
There’s no shortage of proposals in Washington to inject additional scrutiny into higher education amid soaring student loan debt, as Congress considers renewal of the Higher Education Act.
The issue has gotten a lot of political attention lately, thanks in part to this summer’s protracted debate over how to cope with a planned rise in student-loan interest rates—resulting in a plethora of postsecondary accountability proposals, including a high-profile pitch from the president himself to tie federal financial aid to student outcomes.
“I think there’s going to be a lot more emphasis on making sure that information flows out of higher education into the K-12 sector,” said David Hawkins, the director of public policy and research of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, which represents both high...
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