Colleges' Realities May Curtail DeVos's Agenda
from The Chronicle of Higher Education
When all the smart people assumed that Hillary Clinton would be elected president, fashionable speculation in Washington held that the next secretary of education would be a "higher-ed person." Ever since the job ascended to cabinet-level status in 1979, every education secretary has come from the world of K-12. Colleges were relegated to the office of the under secretary, a lesser concern. But when the "free college" debate rose to prominence during the 2016 campaign, many advocates dared to dream that a college president might be tapped to lead President Clinton's ambitious college-affordability agenda.
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