FAST FACTS: Higher education reform and opportunity (Hero) act

HERO Act (Higher education reform and opportunity act) 

  • “The Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act would not only make the cost of higher education more affordable, but also make it easier for students to customize their own education and gain the specific skills they need to compete in today’s economy,” Senator Lee, January 9, 2014.
  • Empowers states to develop their own accreditation systems to accredit colleges, individual courses within colleges, apprenticeship programs, and curricula.
  • Any state-accredited educational institution, program, or course would then be eligible for federal funding such as student loans.

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3 thoughts on “FAST FACTS: Higher education reform and opportunity (Hero) act

  1. Get federal funding OUT of this bill! Let parents/students find a
    private loan or a payment plan or SOMETHING! Fed loans are the reason
    for higher edu.! Other than that, this is great!

  2. Agree w/HC and I’ll go one step further. This amounts to continuing to push forward the current education reform. School Choice and various options for personalized education pathways leading to “College and Career” readiness IS the heart of the Education Reform. That goal is the reason for national standards and high stakes testing applied heavily to the elementary grades. We have to know how to sort the children into pathways they’re deemed adept for by junior high and, FROM THERE, those pathways lead to what this bill is proposing to create. I see right through you. I see what you’re doing. You’re implementing the part of the education reform that you know conservatives can get behind. Between the two sides, you’ll all get what you want. And, all of this is meant to be paid for with tax monies so you think conservatives are going to roll over and ignore that portion of this bill. Shame on you.

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