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Comment to Middle States Commission on Higher Education Regarding Third-Party Providers Policy and Procedures Article

Comment to Middle States Commission on Higher Education Regarding Third-Party Providers Policy and Procedures

This public comment, submitted by the Center for American Progress, asks the Middle States Council on Higher Education to clarify its proposed policy for reviewing its member institutions' arrangements with third-party providers.

The Accreditation Reform Act of 2020 Article
College graduates in Long Beach, California, wait their turn to walk the stage, May 2019. (Getty/Brittany Murray)

The Accreditation Reform Act of 2020

A new proposal from the House Committee on Education and Labor strengthens guardrails across the higher education system and puts students and taxpayers over special interests.

Viviann Anguiano, Antoinette Flores

Closing a Major Loophole in Default Rate Accountability Article
College students use the learning commons at a private university in Baltimore, October 2012. (Getty/Buyenlarge/Carol M. Highsmith/)

Closing a Major Loophole in Default Rate Accountability

The recently proposed College Affordability Act can help to hold colleges accountable when students default on their loans.

Ben Miller

The Unwatched Watchdogs Report
The podium stands empty prior to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' arrival to deliver remarks to U.S. Department of Education staff on her first day as secretary in Washington, D.C., February 8, 2017. (Getty/AFP/Jim Watson)

The Unwatched Watchdogs

The Department of Education must strengthen its oversight over accrediting agencies to ensure that they are keeping low-quality educational providers from accessing federal financial aid.

Antoinette Flores

How the Trump Administration Is Undoing College Accreditation Report
An empty study space is seen in a university in Maryland, January 2015.

How the Trump Administration Is Undoing College Accreditation

Regulatory changes would weaken the ability of accreditors to serve as watchdogs over colleges and remove mechanisms to hold accreditors responsible for oversight.

Antoinette Flores

A Quality Guarantee for Today’s Students: Recommendations to Improve College Accreditation Article
A college student waits for her commencement ceremony to begin in San Jose, California, on December 19, 2018. (Getty/The Mercury News/Randy Vazquez)

A Quality Guarantee for Today’s Students: Recommendations to Improve College Accreditation

In the next reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, Congress should take action to improve the U.S. college accreditation system and ensure that all students are guaranteed a high-quality education that meets their needs.

Antoinette Flores

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