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Higher Education Groups Criticize Education Department Estimate of How Much Teacher Prep Regulations Will Cost

WASHINGTON — Several dozen higher education groups said Friday that the U.S. Department of Education was lowballing an estimate of how much its proposal to tighten regulation of teacher preparation programs would cost colleges and states.

The American Council on Education and other groups urgedthe White House’s Office of Management and Budget to take a second look at the estimates and use a third party to verify their validity.