Episode 32: What Higher Education Can Expect From the Biden Administration


​​​​​​​​​The Biden-Harris platform unveiled during the 2020 presidential campaign suggests that higher education will be a primary focus of the new administration. ACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle joins the hosts to talk about what we can expect to see come January, including attempts to double Pell Grants and make public college free for middle-income families and roll back a range of Trump-era regulations and orders such as Title IX and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. They also discuss the need to pass a comprehensive COVID relief package, ideally in the lame duck congressional session.

Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

Biden Will Take a Decisively Different Approach to Higher Education

Biden's Victory Could Be Transformative
Inside Higher Ed | Nov. 9, 2020

With DeVos Out, Biden Plans Series of Reversals On Education
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | Nov. 9, 2020

Joe Biden Won. Here’s What Higher Ed Can Expect.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (sub. req.) | Nov. 7, 2020

ACE, Other Associations Ask DHS to Withdraw Flawed Duration of Status Proposed Rule

Renewing the Higher Education Act

The Biden Presidency and International Education
Inside Higher Ed | Nov. 12, 2020

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