Congress, pass the PROSPER Act for federal student aid reform | TheHill
Congress, pass the PROSPER Act for federal student aid reform
BY RACHELLE PETERSON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 05/23/18 09:30 AM EDT 101
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It has been 53 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the Higher Education Act into law, and 10 years since it was reauthorized, under President Obama. Over the years, the law — which touches nearly every aspect of higher education — has turned into a special interest bonanza. It shields traditional colleges from marketplace competition, weaves a labyrinthine web of student aid options, packs on the pork, and in the last administration served as a pretext for the Department of Education to invent politically charged regulations.