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With Falwell as Education Adviser, His Own University Could Benefit

Kevin Carey wrote for the New York Times about the appointment of Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. to President Trump's higher education task force:

On Tuesday, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, would lead a Trump administration task force charged with deregulating American higher education.

In describing his goals, Mr. Falwell focused on rolling back a series of initiatives that the Obama administration viewed as preventing abuses by predatory for-profit colleges. “The goal is to pare it back and give colleges and their accrediting agencies more leeway in governing their affairs,” Mr. Falwell told a Chronicle reporter.

One nonprofit university that could benefit from this kind of regulatory retrenchment is Liberty University itself.