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Mar 23, 2023

Hosts Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer are joined by their Government Relations colleague Steven Bloom to talk about the troubling trend of elected officials intruding on academic freedom and restricting instruction on divisive concepts. They also take questions about the potential for Higher Education Act reauthorization and other potential happenings in federal higher education policy. 

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Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

Making the Case for Academic Freedom and Institutional Autonomy in a Challenging Political Environment: A Resource Guide for Campus Leaders
American Council on Education & PEN America

3 GOP Lawmakers Just Introduced a Plan for Congress To Overturn Biden’s Student-loan Forgiveness
Business Insider | March 17, 2023

Foxx, Back in Charge, Pledges Oversight, Stronger Accountability
Inside Higher Ed | March 9, 2023

Education Department To Reduce ‘Red Tape’ on Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Making It Easier for Borrowers To Qualify
CNBC | Oct. 25, 2022

Background Information and Implications for Campuses: Department of Education Dear Colleague Letter on Third-Party Servicers
American Council on Education | March 21, 2023

Education Department’s New Third-Party Servicers Definition Won’t Go Into Effect Until September
Higher Ed Dive | Feb. 28, 2023