Lee: Break Up the Higher-Ed Cartel

In a National Review op-ed, Sen. Mike Lee calls for an alternative education market that gives students access to federal loan money to put toward non-traditional educational opportunities.

Writes Lee:

The current cartel of higher education has locked out non-traditional students and driven costs ever higher. By opening up our nation’s higher-education system to competitively priced alternative programs, traditional institutions would have to reexamine the pricing schemes that have led to the explosion of student-loan debt.

Fostering choices outside of the current education model will spur competition and encourage schools to lower costs — benefiting all students.