APSCU Letter to Sec. Duncan on State Authorization
APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson sent a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan expressing concern over the U.S. Department of Education’s implementation of the state authorization regulations. The letter states, "State regulatory bodies and institutions need your assistance in having their questions answered as expeditiously as possible. Definitive guidance from the Department made available to all interested parties would also be helpful, as would a list of those states which the Department has deemed compliant."
PSCUs open doors to many of the 9.1 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.