New Federal College Data Elicit Praise, Skepticism

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Media Outlet: Education Week

"The data are incredibly useful. For far too long, students, families, and counselors have been operating largely in the dark when it comes to college outcomes," said Amy Laitinen, the director of higher education at the New America Foundation, a Washington nonprofit that pushed for the college-information tool.

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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.