Ohio House of Representatives Creates “Higher Education Reform Study Committee”

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Earlier this month, the Ohio House of Representatives announced the creation of the “Higher Education Reform Study Committee,” chaired by Rep. Cliff Rosenberger (R-Carksville), who also served as chair of the House finance Higher Education Subcommittee during the budget process.

The committee has embarked on a “road show,” traveling all over the state to public and for-profit colleges to discuss a myriad of issues in higher education.

At this time, it is unknown what the committee ultimately hopes to accomplish. The committee’s mission statement doesn’t provide any real clues: “A high-quality education system is critical not only for individuals’ success but also the long-term viability of Ohio’s economy. The Higher Education Study Committee is an opportunity to follow up on outstanding issues raised during the budget process as well as identify additional policies designed to strengthen Ohio’s education system. It is my hope that information gathered through these hearings will…

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