August 12, 2013
5 Years On, Renewed Higher-Ed Act Has Lost Its Luster
Five years ago this week, President George W. Bush signed into law legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the major law governing federal student aid.
The 1,158-page bill, which was itself five years in the making, was expected to leave a lasting imprint on American higher education, holding colleges and states accountable for skyrocketing tuition and reining in abuses in the student-loan system. It was supposed to simplify the process of applying for federal student aid