Proposal to streamline online higher education

A proposed compact among US states unveiled by educational organisations and state officials last Thursday would create a kind of common market for online education and make it easier for institutions to enrol students anywhere in the country, reports Associated Press.

The proposal would also set some uniform consumer protections, which could give students in some states more recourse to complain to regulators, although it could weaken state oversight in places that already have strict rules. Nearly seven million US students are currently accessing college courses online, but the regulations that authorise the universities and companies that provide those courses to operate vary from state to state.
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