Comments of The Education Trust Docket ID ED-2014-OPE-0039
These are The Education Trust’s comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed program integrity rule.
We appreciate the Department’s efforts to continue to improve the cost and quality of higher education for students and taxpayers. We especially applaud the Department’s willingness to move forward in the face of strong resistance from those interests that would prefer not to have a minimum bar established for quality or affordability.
United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
Prepared Testimony of Michael Dannenberg, Director of Higher Education and Education Finance Policy, The Education Trust
Chairwoman Foxx, Ranking Member Hinojosa, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify this morning on the importance of keeping the Pell Grant program strong for current and future generations of students.
United States Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
February 7, 2013
Written Testimony of Kati Haycock, President, The Education Trust
Chairman Harkin, Senator Alexander, and Members of the Committee, thank you for providing me with the opportunity to share with you some initial observations on the state-proposed, Department-approved No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver plans.
My name is Kati Haycock and I am President of The Education Trust. The Education Trust is a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels — pre-kindergarten through college. Our goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people — especially low-income students and students of color — to lives on the margins of the American mainstream.
Whether the NCLB waivers represent progress on – or backsliding from – a national commitment to closing gaps and raising achievement is a critical question, and I appreciate this opportunity to provide The Education Trust’s thoughts on that issue. Given time constraints, I will focus just on the accountability provisions.
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
September 20, 2012
Written Testimony of
José L. Cruz, Vice President, Higher Education Policy and Practice, The Education Trust
Chairwoman Foxx, Ranking Member Hinojosa, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you this morning on the importance of data transparency for students, parents, and institutions of higher education.
March 10, 2011 - 12:30pm - March 17, 2011 - 12:30pm
Chairman Harkin, Ranking Member Enzi, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you on the impact of the for-profit college sector on low-income and minority students.
The Education Trust is a research and advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels—pre-kindergarten through college. While many organizations speak up for the adults who, as employees or shareholders, have financial interests in schools and colleges, we at the Ed Trust speak up for those that are most vul