US education chief considers new ways to discourage college admissions preference for kids of alumni

President Joe Biden’s education chief said he’s open to using “whatever levers” are available—including federal money—to discourage colleges from giving admissions preference to the children of alumni and donors.

In a step beyond his previous comments, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said he would consider taking stronger action to deter the practice.

“I would be interested in pulling whatever levers I can pull as Secretary of Education to ensure that, especially if we’re giving out financial aid and loans, that we’re doing it for institutions that are providing value,” Cardona said Wednesday.

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