Inside Higher Ed has up a piece on some of the negative reactions to the Center for American Progress white paper I blogged about yesterday, which called for the Department of Education to create a consumer protection office for the nation’s higher education system.

The article is worth a read, but the rebuttal is best summed up thusly:

“I don’t think the problem is a lack of information for students — there is probably too much out there for them to wade through as it is,” said Frank Balz, vice president for research and policy analysis at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. “And it’s hard to see how adding a layer of bureaucracy will improve anything.”

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Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.