Statement by SHEEO President Robert Anderson, Ph.D., on the House Committee on Education and Labor Reconciliation Legislation

“The House Education and Labor Committee has put forward bold, historic legislation to make college more affordable for millions of students, invest in proven college completion strategies, and help address longstanding inequities in higher education. The Build Back Better Act is a significant first step toward building a federal-state financing partnership resulting in more affordable college opportunities and increased student success. SHEEO is particularly pleased to see funding for states to implement evidence-based practices to help more students complete college. Other notable investments in the proposal, including teacher preparation, minority-serving institutions, and Pell Grants, will benefit students, institutions, and communities while aiding state efforts to achieve educational attainment goals. SHEEO looks forward to working with House and Senate leaders to build on this proposal in the weeks ahead.”