Trump Education Secretary DeVos Says It’s Time to ‘Start Fresh’ on Higher Education
Trump Education Secretary DeVos Says It’s Time to ‘Start Fresh’ on Higher Education by Mary Clare Reim.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stated during a speech in Salt Lake City on Tuesday that instead of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, lawmakers should consider a “fresh start.”
Yes, Congress should consider alternatives to the Higher Education Act, which authorizes all federal higher education spending such as student loans and grants.
Enacted in 1965 under President Lyndon Johnson, the Higher Education Act has undergone countless amendments that pass problems on to future generations. As the secretary said, “Why wouldn’t we start afresh and talk about what we need in this century and beyond for educating and helping our young people learn?”