Monday, August 5, 2013

Something else to perhaps pay attention to in higher education…

“Previewing the Higher Ed Act”
“WASHINGTON – Creating a federal unit records database to track students into and through higher education. Seeking expansion of the federal antitrust exemption to let private colleges share information about pricing and financial aid. Lowering the amount of federal loan funds students can borrow based on the kind of program they’re in and the kind of credential they’re seeking. Letting accreditors create a “fast track” process for approving colleges that are considered “low risk” to students and to the public. Adjusting the data used to judge the performance of colleges to account for the academic and financial “risk factors” of their students”.
“Those are some of the ideas that various higher education groups have put forward in their initial recommendations for how Congress might consider rewriting the Higher Education Act, if and when lawmakers actually get around to considering the main federal law governing federal programs for students and higher education”.
Probably worth keeping an eye on this issue for obvious reasons.
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
The ETeam

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