Colleges, Fighting U.S. Trade Proposal, Say It Favors For-Profit Distance Education

January 15, 2002

A little-known proposal by U.S. officials to remove international trade barriers to higher education has infuriated many college leaders, who say federal policy is being unfairly set by for-profit-education providers, including distance-education institutions. The college officials say the proposal could end up undermining many institutions’ independence.