The Obama administration is trying to ratchet up already growing pressure on accrediting agencies to focus more intently on whether colleges are graduating students with the skills they need to get jobs and repay their loans, Inside Higher Ed reports. Officials on Friday unveiled a package of “executive actions” aimed at cracking down on college accreditors, which the administration argues are not holding colleges to high enough standards when it comes to evaluating the success of students. The actions are far less aggressive than many accreditation experts had anticipated. But the relatively limited actions were accompanied by a much more aggressive set of proposals on the administration’s legislative wish list.
Source; Real Clear Education