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State Approval: House Hearings, Call to Action, Impacts & Starter List

March 10, 2011

House to Investigate ‘State Authorization’

Tomorrow, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training will hold a hearing titled “Education Regulations: Federal Overreach into Academic Affairs.”  We’ve heard that ‘state authorization’ is one of the issues that they will be addressing.

John Ebersole, president of Excelsior College, and Ralph Wolff, president of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, are among the witnesses.  Both of them are well-versed on this issue.  We’ve sent both of them and the chief staffer for the Subcommittee additional information on this issue. Inside Higher Ed will probably run an opinion piece by John Ebersole on Friday morning.  While they will be great representatives on this issue, I wish they would have included a public institution on the witness list. […]


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