State-Oversight Rule Draws Protests From Colleges and Congress

Senate Republicans are urging the Education Department to withdraw a rule that would require states to step up their oversight of colleges, warning that it could "threaten the academic freedom and mission" of private institutions.

In a letter sent to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan last month, Sen. Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming, the top Republican on the Senate education committee, and six other lawmakers in his party threatened to use "all available legislative remedies" to prevent