Who’s Afraid of Accountability?
Luke Messer, The Agenda
Accountability and a focus on outcomes is not a novel or untested idea. The nation’s high school graduation rates have improved over the past decade in large part, because we started measuring outcomes more accurately—and the startlingly low graduation rates that we discovered led to policy changes that have driven positive reform.
A similar reckoning has yet to take place within higher education. As Congress works to rewrite the Higher Education Act, we can and should demand stronger accountability for federal dollars—and for students who deserve better.