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How Will DeVos Influence Higher Education?

Amy Laitinen was quoted in the Washington Post about the appointments of high-level officials at the Department of Education: 

“Once those high level officials are selected, we all need to be paying really close attention to who they are because they’re going to be running the day-to-day operations in terms of which regulations are going to be enforced and which ones aren’t,” said Amy Laitinen, director for higher education at the New America Foundation. 

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While Republicans and many college presidents complain that regulations are too onerous, Laitinen said the sheer size of the government’s investment in student aid warrants rules to hold schools accountable.