Formal Testimony and Comment

Comments on the U.S. Department of Education's Proposed Program Integrity Rules

May 27, 2014 - 5:24pm

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.

Testimony by Ed Trust Vice President José Cruz to U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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

Reauthorization of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

April 13, 2010 - 12:30pm

Read the Ed Trust letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Science and Technology urging the committee to retain strong incentives for scholarship recipients to teach in high-needs schools.

Testimony of Kati Haycock, Before the National Commission on Accountability in Higher Education

May 10, 2004 (All day)

Since its establishment in 1991, The Education Trust has worked to improve the academic success of America’s young people ‑ especially low-income students and students of color ‑ from kindergarten through college. Our work with communities and states across the country has convinced us that accountability ‑ both for students and for the adults and institutions that serve them ‑ is a critical piece of any effective, enduring effort to improve student achievement, especially among those who have been poorly served.

Accountability systems are tough to get right.