Higher Ed Reform Comes to Congress

by Avi Snyder

The past few of weeks have brought exciting news from Washington for higher ed reformers. Senators from both parties have introduced bills that take vital steps toward improving higher ed in America.

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) have introduced a bill that would greatly increase the transparency we demand from colleges and universities. And Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity (HERO) Act, which would implement vital reforms to our college accreditation system.

Over at ACTA’s blog we describe and evaluate these proposals, and praise these forward-thinking lawmakers for their efforts. It’s long past time Congress got on board with higher ed reform. Higher education won’t get better just by pouring money into it. But now we have some very substantive, very promising new bills.