Martha Kanter Urges College Leaders to Help Reshape Higher Education Act

The Obama administration's top college official called on Monday for a leaner federal Higher Education Act that allows institutions to focus on producing graduates who will help ensure America's economic and civic strength.

Martha J. Kanter, U.S. under secretary of education, drew applause at a question-and-answer session here during the 2013 annual meeting of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities when she took a poke at Congress in the wake of a 16-day