Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below.

GOP Begins Rewrite of Federal Aid Law
Inside Higher Ed
The education committee of the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives is set to release an opening salvo in Congress’s long-overdue reauthorization the Higher Education Act, the law that oversees federal financial aid programs.

Net Neutrality Rollback Concerns Colleges
Inside Higher Ed
…Higher education groups have been united in their condemnation of the net neutrality rollback, which they say could make it more difficult for students and the public to access educational resources, and potentially impose huge costs on institutions.

House GOP to Propose Sweeping Changes to Higher Education
Wall Street Journal
…The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives this week will propose sweeping legislation that aims to change where Americans go to college, how they pay for it, what they study, and how their success—or failure—affects the institutions they attend.

29 States Spending Less on Schools Than Before Recession, Report Finds
The 74
A majority of states provided less money to schools in 2015 than they did before the 2008 recession hit, a new report by the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says.

Is DeVos Devaluing Degrees?
Inside Higher Ed
…Some community college officials said they welcome the emphasis on work-force training, since two-year institutions would by necessity play a large role in any ambitious expansion of apprenticeship or other job preparation programs. But other leaders in the sector expressed concern that the secretary’s rhetoric ignores the extent to which most skills training is embedded into a broader general education context, at two-year and four-year colleges alike.

Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees
Washington Post
…Antenori is part of an increasingly vocal campaign to transform higher education in America. Though U.S. universities are envied around the world, he and other conservatives want to reduce the flow of government cash to what they see as elitist, politically correct institutions that often fail to provide practical skills for the job market.

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