Treasury Department could take action to eliminate taxation of student loan forgiveness.
The Department only seems to use its compromise power in a very narrow set of cases, but there are signs that the zeitgeist may be shifting.
New regulations governing student debt leave too much power concentrated with Education officials.
Reluctance by Education officials to exercise their debt cancellation powers unfairly punishes students.
Federal officials should reorient themselves around students’ best interests instead of departmental budgets.
Despite the breadth of the Department of Educations’s debt-cancellation powers, it has failed to employ its powers to their fullest extent.
Case presents opportunity for Court to consider deference to agencies’ interpretations of regulations.
The agency’s proposal to streamline student loan forgiveness claims is laudable, with its potential for a fairer, more efficient process.
The key to improving higher education in the United States lies in selecting the right regulatory tools.
A strengthened management-based regime could be combined with a lessening of unnecessary and unhelpful “command and control.”
The college rating controversy reveals the challenges of a performance-based approach to regulating higher education.
Regulation of higher education has long been “management-based”—and under attack for being ineffectual.