A College Watchdog Finally Barked, So The Colleges Got A New Dog

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“It points out the reasons that the accreditors rarely bite,” said Amy Laitinen, the director for higher education at the New America Foundation. “It’s much too politically fraught. Accreditors are risk averse, and the City College of San Francisco example shows why.” 

“It’s the ‘too big to fail’ mentality,” Laitinen said of the backlash against the closing of City College.

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Amy Laitinen is director for higher education with the Education Policy program at New America. She previously served as a policy advisor on higher education at both the U.S. Department of Education and the White House.