One of the pleasures I had during the 2012 Senate campaign in Texas was meeting Tom Leppert. I hoped that Tom would stay engaged in public affairs because he is one of the bright spots in public policy for Republicans. I ran across a post from Tom on the new website, InsideSources.com and wanted to share it with you.
Kaplan CEO: The Wrong Fix
In March, the U.S. Department of Education proposed a rule intended to address some of the challenges facing American higher education. Unfortunately, this so-called “gainful employment” regulation would punish lower income and working adult students and do little to address the real issues….
Rather than hold colleges accountable for student learning, the proposed regulation punishes schools for factors they do not control. Programs would be denied eligibility for federal student aid based on the amount of debt a student takes on and their earnings after graduation. Schools have neither the authority to limit student borrowing, nor can they guarantee earnings after graduation.
This proposed rule is also a job killer. It threatens to shut down educational programs for some of today’s most in-demand jobs, such as medical and dental assistants, computer support specialists, and accountants and bookkeepers, as well as for important public service careers in law enforcement, education and healthcare.
Great to see Tom staying involved. And it looks like InsideSources.com is a place we need to bookmark and follow daily.
Isn’t it interesting that conservatives have the intellectual market on public policy cornered?