(From ACTA’s press release):

“Accreditors’ Gatekeeping Role Jeopardizes Accountability Over Billions of Federal Education Dollars”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As Congress prepares to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni today filed an amicus brief in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals enumerating weighty concerns about the unconstitutional delegation of unchecked power to accrediting agencies, which are private organizations composed largely of education industry stakeholders.

ACTA and fellow amici argue that delegation to a private party with competing interests is grossly at variance with legal precedent and jeopardizes the political accountability that the constitutional separation-of-powers is designed to ensure. READ MORE HERE