The New Higher Education Act: Where It Comes Up Short

Congress has passed a bill that would reauthorize the Higher Education Act. Now five years overdue, the new act creates many programs and requirements for colleges and universities. But given all the time and effort that went into it, do aspects of the final legislation fall short? What key measures have been left out? We asked six policy experts to describe some of the act's lost opportunities.

The Student-Aid System

Sandy Baum, professor of economics at Skidmore College and