Higher Ed’s Watchdogs Have Fallen Asleep on the Job

Higher Ed’s Watchdogs Have Fallen Asleep on the Job

Accreditation is meant to serve as a watchdog for federal taxpayer dollars, ensuring they only go to higher education institutions that can provide a high quality education. But when colleges are accredited until the day they close their doors; there are almost 1,000 accredited institutions leave their students earning less than the average high school graduate; and federal aid continues to flow unchecked to low-quality institutions: it’s clear that the watchdog has fallen asleep on the job. Our latest video explains how accreditation falls short and why we need better guardrails and more accountability for accreditors.

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