Sign the petition to tackle the high cost of higher education
We need to reform the high cost of higher education. Too many students are going into debt for over-priced degrees and increasingly nebulous credentials.
Part of the problem is a rigged accreditation system that makes college unaffordable for many students. To become accredited, educational institutions must receive the blessing of a regional or national accreditation agency. These agencies are approved by the U.S. Department of Education and are comprised of members of degree-issuing higher education institutions.
Is it any surprise, then, that only existing degree-issuing academic institutions are eligible to be accredited? Upstart, innovative institutions are shut out. This system blocks competition and limits the choices available to students who rely on federal aid.
We need to empower states to provide new options for students at prices they can better afford. Let’s make more types of education eligible and available for more kinds of students.