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Inside Higher Ed

Rule-Making Panel at Odds Over Adding State AGs

Rule-Making Panel at Odds Over Adding State AGs

January 16, 2019

In the U.S. higher education system, the so-called regulatory triad of the Education Department, accreditors and the states decide what institutions qualify to receive federal student aid. But the department didn’t reserve a seat for states in a negotiated rule-making process that began Tuesday, which could significantly overhaul the rules governing college accreditors.
In the U.S. higher education system, the so-called regulatory triad of the Education Department, accreditors and the states decide what institutions qualify to receive federal student aid. But the department didn’t reserve a seat for states in a negotiated rule-making process that began Tuesday, which could significantly overhaul the rules governing college accreditors.

January 16, 2019

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RealClearEducation.com

Leveling the Playing Field for Private Colleges and Universities - Opinion Piece

Leveling the Playing Field for Private Colleges and Universities - ...

January 16, 2019

Cherylyn Harley LeBon writes: America should not face a national shortage of health care professionals. Students who are interested in a medical profession have the option to choose from institutions that are public, private, for-profit, and non-profit. Private college education - schools offering students career-specific degrees - should be allowed to flourish. It’s time for the partisan politics to end and to stop unfairly attacking private, vocational, or career-oriented schools.
Cherylyn Harley LeBon writes: America should not face a national shortage of health care professionals. Students who are interested in a medical profession have the option to choose from institutions that are public, private, for-profit, and non-profit. Private college education - schools offering students career-specific degrees - should be allowed to flourish. It’s time for the partisan politics to end and to stop unfairly attacking private, vocational, or career-oriented schools.

January 16, 2019

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TheConversation.com

Ulterior Motives May Lurk Behind New Debit Card for Federal Student Loan Borrowers - Opinion Piece

Ulterior Motives May Lurk Behind New Debit Card for Federal Student...

January 16, 2019

Lewis Mandell writes: But there are also potential downsides. For instance, the federal government and the card-issuing bank could monitor student spending habits in ways that could lead to restrictions on purchases. Banks might also use intimate data on student spending habits to sell them an array of profitable products after they graduate.
Lewis Mandell writes: But there are also potential downsides. For instance, the federal government and the card-issuing bank could monitor student spending habits in ways that could lead to restrictions on purchases. Banks might also use intimate data on student spending habits to sell them an array of profitable products after they graduate.

January 16, 2019

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The Washington Post

How Lifting a Federal Ban on Student Aid for Inmates Could Bolster State Economies

How Lifting a Federal Ban on Student Aid for Inmates Could Bolster ...

January 16, 2019

If Congress ended a decades-old ban on providing financial aid to prison inmates, states could save hundreds of millions of dollars in correctional costs and boost employment rates, according to a study released Wednesday by the Vera Institute of Justice and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, both nonprofit groups.
If Congress ended a decades-old ban on providing financial aid to prison inmates, states could save hundreds of millions of dollars in correctional costs and boost employment rates, according to a study released Wednesday by the Vera Institute of Justice and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, both nonprofit groups.

January 16, 2019

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The Wall Street Journal

Think College Is Expensive? Wait Until It’s Free - Opinion Piece

Think College Is Expensive? Wait Until It’s Free - Opinion Piece

January 16, 2019

Jason L. Riley writes: Though schools ought to be more discriminating about whom they admit, student financial-assistance programs push them to admit students who are not prepared to succeed. In 1970, about 12% of recent college grads came from the bottom 25% of the income distribution. Today, it’s about 10%. “We’ve had a decline in poor people graduating from college. More poor people are attending, but fewer are graduating. We have not really improved making college a vehicle for achieving the American dream.”
Jason L. Riley writes: Though schools ought to be more discriminating about whom they admit, student financial-assistance programs push them to admit students who are not prepared to succeed. In 1970, about 12% of recent college grads came from the bottom 25% of the income distribution. Today, it’s about 10%. “We’ve had a decline in poor people graduating from college. More poor people are attending, but fewer are graduating. We have not really improved making college a vehicle for achieving the American dream.”

January 16, 2019

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