Friday, May 07, 2010

Progress on the Credit Transfer Front

Back in March, Richard Vedder joined Anne Neal of ACTA, Kevin Carey of Education Sector and Rick Hess of AEI and Mark Schneider of AIR in signing and sending a letter to Arne Duncan requesting that the Education Department commission a study on the credit transfer problem in postsecondary education. Mr. Duncan signed a return letter on April 30 with good news, expressing:
his shared concern at the “financial and human costs associated with restrictive college credit transfer policies” and his “interest in learning more about the extent of the problem and identifying conditions and interventions that advance student success.”

To do so, he has commissioned a study by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Office of Postsecondary Education, the results of which are to be released within a year.

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