Sen. Mike Lee Introduces Plan to Expand Higher Education Opportunities

Washington –  Yesterday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) 100% introduced the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity (HERO) Act, which would expand higher education opportunities for low-income and middle-class families by allowing states to develop their own system of accrediting educational institutions, curricula, apprenticeships, and programs.  Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham: 

“The HERO Act reforms the structure of higher education to empower students and their parents instead of bureaucrats and special interests in Washington.  By beginning to address the root cause of skyrocketing tuition, Senator Lee’s bill will create new opportunities for Americans eager to secure their piece of the American Dream.  We applaud Senator Lee for leading on this important issue and urge his colleagues to support this effort.”

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