||July 22, 2011|
HSLDA urges you to contact your U.S. representative and tell him or her to support H.R. 2117. To find your representative’s contact information, please use HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox. It is not necessary to identify yourself as a homeschooler. Your message can be as simple as, “Please support H.R. 2117, to repeal the higher education regulations imposed by the Department of Education. The Department of Education should not have the power to regulate colleges and universities without congressional consent.”
H.R. 2117 would repeal Department of Education regulations issued November, 2010, to regulate colleges and universities, and create a federal definition of a credit hour.
|6/3/2011||Referred to House committee|
|7/22/2011||Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 116|
Sponsor: Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
H.R. 2117 is in direct response to new U.S. Department of Education regulations that were issued last November to add a federal definition of a credit hour and create new federal regulations regarding accreditation of colleges and universities. HSLDA is concerned that the U.S. Department of Education would use these regulations to control and regulate all higher education institutions. Down the road, this could lead to federal regulation over private colleges and universities that do not take federal funds. Federal control over the very existence of colleges and universities was never attempted before these regulations. H.R. 2117 would repeal these federal regulations.
| Other Resources|
Heritage Foundation: “Nanny State Goes to College”