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Response Letter from US Senator Inouye & US Representative Abercrombie

The Senate will oppose the efforts of the U.S. Dept. of Education to change the accreditation process for colleges and universities.  On June 20th, Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings announced to Senator James Alexander that her department…”will not publish proposed regulations regarding accreditation…”

Spellings has backed off this proposal as a direct result of the efforts of colleges and universities administrations, accreditation associations, and faculty organizations.  The university community “just said no” to the Bush Administration’s push to control the outcomes of post-secondary education and the current US Congress has responded.

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