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Report on Accountability and Higher Ed’s ‘Triad’

A new report from New America recommends a wide range of changes to higher education’s regulatory triad, the three primary types of regulators for the industry: accreditors, state agencies and the U.S. Department of Education.

These regulatory bodies are failing to adequately oversee colleges, at the expense of millions of students, wrote Amy Laitinen, director for higher education with New America’s education policy program, and Clare McCann, deputy director for federal higher education policy at the think tank based in Washington (and an occasional opinion contributor to Inside Higher Ed).

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