NAICU Washington Update

Opinion Pieces Raise Questions about Affordability, Access, and Student Privacy

April 09, 2009

Last week, higher education's commitment and ability to serve students from all background was criticized in the opinion pages of USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. In both cases, NAICU President David L. Warren responded with letters to the editor, emphasizing the extraordinary steps private colleges and universities are taking to stay affordable in tough economic times.

Private higher education's opposition to student unit record also reared its head in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed. NAICU's response made clear putting student and family privacy at risk was not worth the development of an unprecedented, comprehensive federal student tracking system.

To read NAICU's letters, and the original opinion pieces, click on the following links:


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