Looking Back, Looking Ahead explores higher education’s major federal and state issues and key players of 2017, as well as the outlook for 2018.
Private in Name Only: Lessons from the Defunct Guaranteed Student Loan Program
Measuring Quality or Subsidy? How State Appropriations Rig the Federal Gainful Employment Test
To Save or Borrow: Comparing Federal Benefits for 529 College Savings Plans and Student Loan Forgiveness
Jason Delisle, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), studies the history and mechanics of federal student loans and other financial aid policies. He works on budget process reforms that address financial risk in government programs, including fair-value accounting for loan programs.
Michael Lawrence Collins is vice president of Building Educational Pathways at Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit whose mission is to create economic opportunity for all. He leads JFF’s Postsecondary State Policy Network, a 17-state collaborative that advances policies and practices that accelerate student completion and success in the labor market.
Brian Sponsler is vice president of policy and director for the Postsecondary and Workforce Development at Education Commission of the States. He oversees the strategic direction of the institute’s work, leads the policy-research portfolio, and manages partner relations.
Casey Green, the moderator and co-producer of To A Degree, is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of eLearning and information technology in American higher education. Check out his blog, Digital Tweed, and follow him on Twitter at @DigitalTweed.