“The purpose of instructional expenditure policies was never to suggest that they (the authors of the report) — either by themselves or in conjunction with outcomes — would be adequate proxies for quality,” said Barmak Nassirian, vice president for higher education policy at Veterans Education Success. “Quality is much more complicated than that.”

“I don’t see how it would put veterans at a disadvantage to redirect them to places that would do a better job of putting resources behind their education,” Nassirian said. “Those places are spending the money on instruction.”

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