Landmark Law on Higher Education Should Be Scrapped, DeVos Suggests

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Media Outlet: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Clare McCann was quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education about Secretary DeVos's suggestion to scrap the Higher Education Act of 1965. 

Clare McCann, a senior policy analyst at New America, a think tank in Washington, said Ms. DeVos’s continued suggestion of a replacement for the landmark law shows how the Trump administration misunderstands higher education.
"There’s a lot of room in higher education for significant improvement, that needs overhaul, but the basics of the Higher Education Act are not likely going to change — and I’m not sure that they should," Ms. McCann said. "We can re-imagine higher ed without starting from scratch on the entire concept of it."

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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.