Government Watchdog Blasts Education Department’s Financial Oversight of Colleges

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Media Outlet: The Washington Post

Clare McCann was quoted in the Washington Post on the Department of Education's responsibility to ensure rigorous oversight of colleges:

“The pressure continues to build for the department to take seriously its responsibility to ensure rigorous oversight of colleges, especially given the huge potential risks to students and taxpayers when those schools close,” said Clare McCann, deputy director for federal higher education policy at New America, a think tank. “A strong measure of schools’ financial well-being and viability is an absolutely essential piece of that.”

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Clare McCann is the deputy director for federal higher education policy with New America's Education Policy program. She previously served as a senior adviser on higher education policy at the U.S. Department of Education.