Fixing Financial Aid

Chronicle of Higher Education By Kevin Carey

“… the real work will involve a reorientation of how higher-education quality is measured and defined. Obama’s predecessor tried to take on the accreditation system directly, following recommendations by the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, led by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. (It speaks volumes that two presidents who agree on so little agree on this.) In response, the higher-education lobby went to Congress and weakened the executive branch’s already minimal oversight over accreditors.”