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DeSantis sues Biden administration over higher ed accreditation process

By Victor Nava
June 22, 2023

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday filed a lawsuit against President Biden’s Department of Education, accusing the administration of unlawfully interfering in the Sunshine State’s higher education accreditation process.

“I will not allow Joe Biden’s Department of Education to defund America’s No. 1 higher education system all because we refuse to bow to unaccountable accreditors who think they should run Florida’s public universities,” DeSantis said at a press conference in Tampa, Fla., where he announced the lawsuit.

Higher education institutions are required to be accredited by one of several private accrediting agencies to receive federal funds from the Department of Education.

In the complaint, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody writes that “Congress has ceded unchecked power to private accrediting agencies to dictate education standards to colleges and universities” and that the accrediting agencies have “broad power to apply their own standards to colleges and universities, subject only to limited judicial review.”

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Source:  https://nypost.com/2023/06/22/desantis-sues-biden-administration-over-higher-ed-accreditation-process/