After a ProPublica investigation published by The Chronicle spurred public pressure, the agency conducted a sweeping overhaul of its troubled disability-review program.
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A federal judge dismissed the Department of Education’s requirement that, for career-training schools to get federal aid, at least 35 percent of graduates must be repaying their student loans.
The various legislative proposals designed to keep student-loan interest rates from doubling in July are now so loaded to the gunwales with ifs, ands, or buts that the whole boat is in danger of sinking.
Lawmakers are close to making the same mistake on college loans they did with housing. When government subsidies help send prices soaring, borrowers should be restrained. To curb the crazy growth of higher education costs demands less, not more, of Uncle Sam’s involvement.