Institutions should be held accountable for student outcomes through meaningful policy controls.
While many institutions of higher education provide a rigorous and relevant education at a good value, too many are leaving low- and moderate-income students behind. A complex array of ineffective oversight policies and independent accreditation enable practices that overpromise career outcomes while burdening students with pervasive debt.
More effective regulation should be put in place to ensure institutions deliver value, equip students with the tools to succeed, and don’t make false promises about outcomes. We support the development of model policies and well-structured incentives that reward institutions for delivering positive outcomes and good value to students. Strategic litigation is another approach to address issues with predatory institutions, fraud, and quality assurance.