Low Expectations: A Toolkit for the Aim Higher Act

Rachelle Peterson

The Aim Higher Act, the House Democrats’ plan to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, is currently under consideration. This bill purports to put students first, but its main beneficiaries are special interests. The Aim Higher Act aims higher only in its ambition to secure more federal funding.

NAS opposes the Aim Higher Act. We encourage our members to call on Congress to reauthorize the Higher Education Act in a manner that protects freedom of speech and religion and reforms federal student aid. See NAS’s full review of the bill.

Today at 3:00 PM Eastern, we will host a conference call for NAS members. This call will provide a primer on the Aim Higher Act and some ideas for how you can be involved in the legislative process. We also provide below a template letter, phone call script, and sample social media posts for NAS members and concerned citizens who would like to urge Congress to oppose the Aim Higher Act.

About the Higher Education Act

The reauthorization of the Higher Education Act presents a signal opportunity to repair American colleges and universities. Last year, NAS released the Freedom to Learn Amendments, a detailed list of policy recommendations for the Higher Education Act. We are pleased that the PROSPER Act, the House Republican bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, includes many, though not all, of NAS’s proposals. The Aim Higher Act, however, fails to fulfill nearly all of NAS’s recommendations.

Join NAS’s conference call at 3:00 PM Eastern TODAY.

We’ll discuss what the Aim Higher Act is, what changes it would make, and what you can do.

When: 3:00 PM Eastern

Call-in Number: 1-903-230-0168
Conference Code: 3534925

Send an email or a letter to your member of Congress.

Find your representative >
Download NAS’s one-page template letter >

Call your Representative

Find your representative >
Download NAS’s phone script >

Share on social media.

Let your Representatives know that you believe the Aim Higher Act would harm higher education.

Sample Facebook posts

Sample Tweets

Join NAS.

Stand with us as we fight for intellectual freedom and the integrity of higher education.
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