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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Natow

Presidential Candidate Buttigieg Releases Another Policy Proposal Affecting Higher Education

Inside Higher Education reports that Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) has released another policy proposal related to higher education. The proposal is part of his "plan to address systemic racism in the U.S." and would cancel student loan debt for students "who attended low-quality higher ed programs," including " those who attended programs that failed the federal gainful-employment rule," reports Inside Higher Education.

Relatedly, the U.S. Department of Education recently issued a final rule to repeal the Obama-era Gainful Employment Rule.

From Inside Higher Education: "The Buttigieg plan also calls for $25 billion in dedicated funding for historically black colleges and other minority-serving institutions. It also proposes boosting the Pell Grant program for low-income students."

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