Senators Say Accreditors Are Ineffective and Beset by Conflicts of Interest

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Sen. Elizabeth A. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat: "Shouldn't there be a bright line beyond which we say a school should not be accredited?”
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Key U.S. senators raised doubts about higher-education accreditation at a hearing on Thursday, citing the system's "conflicts of interest" and its lack of "bright line" standards for judging colleges.

They wanted to know why so few colleges lose...

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