Republican Lawmakers Push Back

In A Washington Minute Episode 78: In letters to the Education Department and its inspector general, Republican lawmakers are challenging the Obama administration over rules that would expand state oversight over colleges and penalize programs whose graduates fail to repay their loans. Kelly Field and Sara Hebel discuss the letters and what they signal about the lawmakers’ intentions.

Kelly Field, The Chronicle’s chief Washington reporter, and Sara Hebel, our politics editor, spend a minute (or so) each week discussing the key higher-education debates and behind-the-scenes maneuvering taking place in the nation’s capital. Look for new episodes every Tuesday.

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