ERIC Number: ED475429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA): Issues and Options.
Wolanin, Thomas, Ed.
This report presents relevant policy research, historical perspective, and an agenda of major issues involved in the complex process of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA). Like many other federal laws, the HEA is not permanent. It expires on September 30, 2004, and this expiration requires that the 108th Congress consider extending or reauthorizing the HEA in 2003-2004, its 8th reauthorization. In addition to providing information about the HEA and its historical context, the report suggests an agenda of major policy issues for the HEA reauthorization and options for dealing with these issues. The chapters are: (1) "People Like Us Don't Go to College: Social and Cultural Barriers to Higher Education Access and Persistence" (Jamie Merisotis and Christina Redmond); (2)"No Grades, No Admission: Academic Barriers in Higher Education Access and Persistence" (Melissa Clinedinst); (3) "I Can't Afford To Go to College: Financial Barriers to Higher Education Access and Persistence-Grants" (Alisa Cunningham); (4) "I Can't Afford To Go to College: Financial Barriers to Higher Education Access and Persistence-Loans" (Thomas Wolanin); (5) "How Do Student Financial Aid and Tax Policy Fit Together? Relating HEA Programs to Education Tax Breaks (Need Analysis)" (Matt Hamill); (6) "Where Can I Sit? The Capacity of Higher Education To Provide Access (Construction, Distance Education, Students with Disabilities)" (Ron Phipps); (7) "Why Do Colleges Prices Go Up So Much? Accountability for College Prices" (Alisa Cunningham); (8) "Do Federal Spending and Regulation Produce 'Quality' Higher Education? The Federal Role in Accountability for Quality in Higher Education" (Jane Wellman); (9) "Is Higher Education Needlessly Bound in Red Tape? Regulatory Burden" (Thomas Wolanin); and (10) "Can the HEA Respond to New Priorities? Serving National Needs through the Higher Education Act (Title VI, FIPSE, Graduate Programs, Public Service)" (Thomas Wolanin). Two appendixes list attendees at seminars to draft this report. Each chapter contains references. (Contains 18 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, IN.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1980