APSCU Sends Letter to Chairman Kline, Chairwoman Foxx, and Rep. Hastings in Support of H.R. 2637
Washington, D.C., July 18, 2013—APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson sent a letter to Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) of the subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, and Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) applauding their introduction of H.R. 2637, the Supporting Academic Freedom Through Regulatory Relief Act.
The letter states: "We appreciate your leadership in addressing the U.S. Department of Education's overregulation of institutions of postsecondary education. We applaud your effort to repeal the poorly drafted existing regulations, while halting further regulation until after Congress completes its important work on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA)."
PSCUs open doors to many of the 13 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills.PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.