Washington, D.C., August 29, 2014—APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson sent a letter to U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) with comments on the Higher Education Affordability Act (HEAA), the discussion draft proposal for the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
In his letter, Gunderson wrote: "Many of the ideas put forth in the HEAA align with APSCU's proposals for reauthorization. The HEAA focuses on four main goals: increasing college affordability, helping struggling borrowers, strengthening accountability, and improving transparency. APSCU's reauthorization proposal focuses on affordability and addressing the skills gap, simplification, and accountability and transparency. These goals are particularly critical as we strive to meet the challenge of America leading the world in college educated citizens by 2020. They are also important in addressing the emerging skills gap our country is facing, and in helping students make wise education choices in order to meet their current postsecondary and future employment objectives."
The full letter with comments is available online.