Why basing college accreditation on outcomes, not inputs, makes sense

Accreditation gates access to federal funds in higher education. Our current system of accreditation stifles innovation and doesn't do enough to protect students. A focus on outcomes could change that   

To balance innovation with protecting students, focus on incentives

Online education is growing fast—but it's hampered by clunky regulations and outdated definitions. Modernizing regulation is, in part, about stripping away burdensome regulation, but Congress also must focus on aligning institutional incentives with student outcomes