Should Industry Lead Accreditation Efforts?

In an op-ed for The Washington Times, Heritage Foundation President Ed Fuelner proposes a system that would allow industry, nonprofit and other subject matter experts to individually accredit college classes and courses of study to create more “nimble pathways to careers.”

Under Fuelner’s proposal, federal financial aid would no longer be tied to institutions’ accreditation status, and states would be allowed to opt out of traditional accreditation structures.

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