Inside Higher Ed, 11/12/10


Opinion piece about misplaced Congressional anger at the accreditors for failing to prevent abuses by some for-profit schools recently made public. The author argues, "At the end of the day, national and regional accreditors can’t actively ferret out fraud or weed out bad actors – because Congress has not authorized them to do so." The author concludes that a self-certification system of financial and academic accountability that applies to ALL colleges and universiities would be the best approach. In this approach, only certified institutions would qualify for Title IV funds.

AuthorKeith Blakeman