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“Combine these jobs and dollars with the pressing need for more Americans to get college educations, and you can see why colleges and universities are powerful constituents,” New America’s Amy Laitinen and Kim Dancy said, noting Sen. Lamar Alexander’s push to reduce higher education regulations.

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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.

Kim Dancy is a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She works with the higher education team, where she conducts original research and data analysis on higher education issues, including federal funding for education programs.