Sunday, April 3, 2016

Reciprocity and Online Education - Phil Hill and Russ Poulin, Inside Higher Ed

A coalition of consumer groups, legal aid organizations and unions object to the state of New York joining an agreement that would change how colleges offering distance education courses in the state would be regulated. As coalition members asserted in an Inside Higher Ed article, the state would be ceding its authority to other states. Students would be left with no protection from predatory colleges, and it would make it easier for “bad actors to take advantage of students and harder for states to crack down on them.” That all sounds ominous. It would be, if it were true. A backlash against state reciprocity in the regulation of online education is misguided, write Phil Hill and Russ Poulin, who argue that consistently applied regulations are good for consumer choice and protection. https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/03/29/essay-value-states-banding-together-stronger-more-clear-regulation-online-education

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