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Redlines to Title VI of Higher Ed Act: Transforming Federal Foreign Language Programs to Serve U.S. Interests

Private-sector solutions in education should be preferred over public programs–in higher education as well as K-12. In the teaching of foreign languages and cultures, the U.S. Department of Education operates several International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) programs under Title VI of the Higher Education Act. But these programs too often work against their legislative goals and should be eliminated.


The private sector can teach most languages and cultures without the need for federal support.


Until IFLE programs can be eliminated, regulatory reform could transform them to fund projects that support American interests. On March 17, 2023, The Heritage Foundation published Adam Kissel’s proposals for Title VI reform.


Here, we publish his redlines on the Title VI regulations to implement the reforms.