4 major issues of the Higher Education Act reauthorization

Working groups will examine current issues facing higher ed as they work toward the 9th reauthorization of HEA.

higher-educationSenate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced several bipartisan, full committee staff working groups to address four major issues related to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

“The Higher Education Act we see today—a nearly 1,000 page law with an equal amount of pages devoted to higher education regulations—is simply the piling up of well-intentioned laws and regulations, done without anyone first weeding the garden,” said Alexander.

“I look forward to working with Senator Murray as we start from scratch in reauthorizing the Higher Education Act to find ways to best serve students and taxpayers by eliminating unnecessary red tape, saving students money, and removing obstacles to innovation in the best system of higher education in the world.”

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Laura Ascione