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ERIC Number: ED526390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov-3
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
The Truth behind Higher Education Disclosure Laws
Carey, Kevin; Kelly, Andrew P.
Education Sector
Recognizing that higher education is a market driven by consumer choice and reluctant to regulate college behavior directly, state and federal policymakers have created a host of college information disclosure and reporting requirements. Armed with better data, the theory goes, students and parents will vote with their wallets, putting pressure on low-performing colleges to improve while avoiding direct government intervention. The problem, according to Education Sector's Kevin Carey and Andrew P. Kelly, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, is that the reporting requirement provisions are not working nearly as well as intended. In "The Truth Behind Higher Education Disclosure Laws", Carey and Kelly investigate scores of four-year colleges and universities to gauge their compliance with the information requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. The results are not encouraging. Methods are appended. (Contains 1 table, 7 figures and 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Sector
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Opportunity Act 1970