NCLB for higher ed?

According to CNN, the US Dept of Ed is set to announce a new initiative aimed at developing "a comprehensive national strategy for post-secondary education." The Commission on the Future of Higher Education will focus on things like graduation rates, accessibility, and how well colleges and universities are preparing students for the work force.  Although Spellings says the commission won’t challenge the historical independence of higher ed institutions, one can’t help but hear echoes of NCLB in the focus of the commission’s task.  We shall see, I suppose.

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