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TOMORROW: Hearing to Examine Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education


On Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing entitled “Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
 
At the hearing, members will examine the current state of America’s higher education system and explore ways to strengthen the system for students, parents, institutions, and taxpayers. Members will discuss a number of principles intended to strengthen higher education, including simplifying and improving student aid; promoting innovation, access, and completion; and ensuring strong accountability and a limited federal role. 
 
Advancing reforms to help make higher education more accessible and affordable is a leading priority for the 115th Congress. It is also part of the Republican “A Better Way” agenda, designed to tackle the difficult challenges facing the country. For more information, click here.

WITNESS LIST

Dr. Beth Akers
Senior Fellow
Manhattan Institute
New York, NY
 
Dr. William E. Kirwan
Co-Chair
Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education
Rockville, MD
 
Dr. José Luis Cruz
President
Lehman College of the City University of New York
Bronx, NY
 
Mr. Kevin Gilligan
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Capella Education Company
Minneapolis, MN