Mar 9, 2023
The Department of Education’s forthcoming guidance on third-party servicers and online program managers (OPMs) is shining a spotlight on contracts created to expand online academic offerings. Why did these relationships grow dramatically during the pandemic, and why are they needed now? Kelly Otter, dean of the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University, joins the podcast to explain. Jon, Sarah, and Mushtaq get into the Supreme Court hearing that could determine the fate of President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness initiative and other happenings in Washington.
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Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
On Student Loan Forgiveness,
Conservative Justices Skeptical of Biden Plan
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | Feb. 28, 2023
Plan B To Cancel Student Loan Debt?
The White House Won’t Go There Even as Pressure Mounts
USA Today (sub. req.) | March 4, 2023
Fact Sheet: The President’s Budget:
Extending Medicare Solvency by 25 Years or More, Strengthening
Medicare, and Lowering Health Care Costs
The White House | March 7, 2023
House Republicans Introduce ‘Parents
Bill of Rights’ Aimed at Oversight in Education
CNN | March 2, 2023
House Panel To Consider GOP Bill
Banning Transgender Women, Girls From Team Sports
The Hill | March 6, 2023
Conversation with Kelly Otter:
USC Pushed a $115,000 Online Degree.
Graduates Got Low Salaries, Huge Debts.
The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) | Nov. 9, 2021
GAO Takes Moderate Stance on Online
Inside Higher Ed | May 6, 2022
Request for Extension on Third-Party
Servicers Comment Deadline
ACE | Feb. 23, 2023
Competing Models Among OPM
Inside Higher Ed | Oct. 25, 2017