- President Barack Obama's re-election Tuesday extends a presidency that has expanded federal student aid and tightened regulations on colleges and universities.
- Higher education advocates expect the president to continue changing education policy through his own executive and regulatory authority--as he did with a number of executive orders like the one that strengthened consumer protections for student veterans, and Education Department regulations on gainful employment and state authorization of online programs.
- How the president's goals for his second term will play out remains unanswered, though his stated goals include reducing the rate of tuition growth by half over the next decade and instituting more generous student loan repayment programs.
From the article:
American voters re-elected Barack Obama as president on Tuesday, extending the White House stay of an administration that has focused on expanding federal student aid as well as tightening regulations on colleges and universities. Economic concerns took center stage over the course of the 2012 presidential race, as both campaigns sought to make the case for why their candidate was best equipped to lead a nation still recovering from an economic recession. ...