• Kline Statement on Education Department’s Termination of ACICS Recognition
    Sep 22, 2016  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Education’s decision to terminate federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS): The department ... More
  • Shutting Down For-Profit Schools Could Hurt More People Than It Would Help
    Sep 12, 2016  - Shutting Down For-Profit Schools Could Hurt More People Than It Would Help By Editorial Board Never mind that the higher education plans of tens of thousands of students will be disrupted. Or that 8,000 people will lose their jobs. Or that American taxpayers could be on the hook for hundreds of mil... More
  • Gerrymandering Graduate Students Under the Obama NLRB
    Sep 1, 2016  - Another day, another union reveals one of its worst-kept secrets. Earlier this week, we highlighted how one union has admitted what is obvious to most honest observers: The administration’s new blacklisting regulations aren’t really about “fair pay and safe workplaces,” but instead about increasing ... More
  • Roe, Foxx Statement on Partisan NLRB Ruling in Columbia University
    Aug 23, 2016  - Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following joint statement today after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a decision in Columbia University... More
  • Demanding Accountability for Student Borrowers and Taxpayers
    Aug 8, 2016  - The Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) has a record—and it’s not one to brag about. Designated a performance-based organization by Congress, FSA has an obligation to set and meet clear and measurable goals, customer service standards, and performance targets. Unfortunately... More
  • Committee Raises Concerns with FSA Management, Single Servicer Proposal
    Aug 8, 2016  - Dear Secretary King: To address “the inability of the Department of Education to adequately manage” student financial aid, Congress designated the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) as a performance-based organization. In exchange for greater operational flexibility, FSA is expected to deliver per... More
  • Adding Fuel to the Fire
    Jul 21, 2016  - College affordability is increasingly on the minds of more and more Americans—particularly with students preparing to head off to college and a national election on the horizon. Unfortunately, as college costs continue to rise, one “solution” being discussed would only add fuel to the fire. Accordin... More