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Congress and the White House, already working to reform the nation's failing schools, are training their sights on a loftier target: the ivory tower. That's because the Higher Education Act, which governs most federal student-aid programs, is up for renewal. With that in mind, congressional Republicans are considering amending the law to increase accountability of colleges. One proposal under discussion would mandate that students show improvement on standardized exams, much as the No Child Left Behind Act does for elementary and middle school students.

To highlight the need for reform, staff members on the House Education and Workforce Committee (HEWC) are...

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