From  (originally in the Colorado Springs Gazette):

By Dr. Donald W. Sweeting and Dr. Michael Poliakoff

A powerful threat to intellectual and religious liberty is afoot. In a region embracing 19 states, including Colorado, colleges and universities are under the authority of a federally empowered agency that recently issued a draft protocol, giving itself the prerogative to decide whether a school sufficiently “ensures inclusive and equitable treatment of diverse populations.”

By law, this agency, the Higher Learning Commission can cut off federal student loans and grants at any “noncompliant” school by withdrawing accreditation. The threat is subtle but very dangerous—and hardly new among accrediting agencies.  CONTINUE READING HERE