• ICYMI: Today's College Students Aren't Who You Think
    Jan 6, 2018  - Today's College Students Aren't Who You Think By Melissa Korn and Kathryn Tam Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Republicans on Capitol Hill are advocating a fundamental rethink of higher education, pushing for more vocational programs and shorter pathways to credentials. With a House bill aimed a... More
  • ICYMI: Higher Education Bill Could Heat Up Competition for Adult Students
    Dec 20, 2017  - Higher Education Bill Could Heat Up Competition for Adult Students By Melissa Korn and Douglas Belkin The Republican bid to overhaul higher education is likely to heat up competition in the fastest-growing segment of the college market: adults over the age of 24. When Congress passed the Higher Edu... More
  • Committee Approves the PROSPER Act for Reforms to Higher Education
    Dec 13, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), chairman of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee released the following statement upon the approval of H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success... More
  • Foxx Announces PROSPER Act Markup
    Dec 11, 2017  - On Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m., the Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will mark up the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act (H.R. 4508). Introduced by Chairwoman Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Brett Guth... More
  • Office Hours With Professor Foxx: “There Are Always Ways to Complete an Education”
    Dec 11, 2017  - How to pay for school is a question everyone asks. Chairwoman Foxx spent many years as an academic advisor. She knows a thing or two about how students can remain engaged in their intellectual pursuits, regardless of financial obstacles. Students deserve better than the status quo, and that’s why th... More
  • ICYMI: House Republicans got this right
    Dec 8, 2017  - House Republicans got this right: Colleges should tell students how much bang their buck will buy By Anthony Carnevale Everything about college is based on the institution, not about what students are actually studying. We apply to colleges, not programs. We focus on a college’s prestige, a superfi... More
  • The PROSPER Act: What People Are Saying
    Dec 7, 2017  - We got one large step closer to real, meaningful higher education reform last Friday with the introduction of HR 4508, the PROSPER Act. The PROSPER Act is the result of years of hearings, meetings, member discussions, and first-hand accounts shared with members of the Education and Workforce Committ... More