Christian Colleges Hope House Bill Will Repeal New Rules
"[There are] two things the administration says it wants to do: increase access to education and reduce the cost," Ebersole said. "The action it has taken [in state authorization] is absolutely counter to both of those objectives."
The bill sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, would not only repeal the regulations but also prohibit the DOE from establishing a federal definition of the term "credit hour" in the future.
Ebersole said he thinks the bill will eventually be passed in the House, but he's doubtful about any success in the Senate.
"Even if we could convince a few of the Democratic senators to support it, it would be very unusual for the President to sign a bill that essentially takes to task his own Department of Education," Ebersole said. "I really appreciate the spirit of the bill, but I don't think it's heading anywhere."
Morgan Feddes is editorial resident at Christianity Today.
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