“Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Educational Quality Through Innovative Partnerships Experimental Sites Initiative
Abstract: The Department of Education is requesting this new information collection package to provide for a series of questions that are components of the selection process for a new Federal Student Aid experimental site project.
The Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships project is being undertaken in order to advance the Department’s understanding of how to best increase access to high quality innovative programs in higher education. An invitation to participate and an explanation of this proposed experimental site was published separately in the Federal Register.
This experimental site project is designed to explore ways to increase access for low-income students to high-quality innovate programs in higher education through the engagement of institutions of higher education with non-IHE providers and quality assurance entities that can develop new quality assurance processes for student and taxpayer protection.
The data and information collected can provide valuable guidance for the Department in determining future policy in these areas.”
While there is talk of a government shutdown, the Department of Education is spending valuable tax dollars on “experimental” sites that will provide “hedgehogs” with the opportunity to receive federal funding for working with public and private colleges to provide “increased access” to high quality programs to “low-income” students.
It is obvious that our government believes that coming from a “low-income” family makes you less qualified to gain access to a high quality education.
It is also obvious that our government knows and understands that children who live in impoverished conditions in large urban districts are not exposed to “high quality innovative programs” while in elementary or secondary school, creating the educational void that exists between graduation from high school and entrance into the higher education arena.
When we spend federal education dollars to provide every child with a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their individual gifts and talents the world will be open to them not just college doors.
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