Former governors recommend policy changes to keep higher education accessible, affordable.

education-accessibilityChanges to the federal student loan program to ensure better information for students, a broader definition of higher education, and more accountability for universities, can increase competition, transparency and innovation in higher education, according to new recommendations released by the Bipartisan Policy Center's Governors' Council.

The council consists of former governors Mike Beebe (D-AR), Jim Douglas (R-VT), Christine Gregoire (D-WA), Linda Lingle (R-HI) and Sonny Perdue (R-GA).

Their recommendations seek to ensure that higher education remains accessible and affordable while preparing young people...

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