Public-College Leaders Rail Against Education Dept.'s 'Regulatory Culture'

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Author: Eric Kelderman
Date: Oct. 31, 2014
From: The Chronicle of Higher Education(Vol. 61, Issue 09)
Publisher: Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 466 words
Lexile Measure: 1520L

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Byline: Eric Kelderman

Washington -- Ted Mitchell, under secretary of education, began his speech to a roomful of higher-education leaders on Monday with a conciliatory tone, stressing that the U.S. Department of Education shared a goal with them of serving the public good.

After laying out some details of the department's major policy proposals, Mr. Mitchell invited the audience to tell him how the federal government was impeding new and more-effective approaches in higher education.

He got an earful from the attendees, mostly college presidents from members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, which is holding its annual meeting here this week.

The Education Department's own regulatory actions-its "regulatory culture"-are the principal impediments...

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