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(April 13, 2012, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) commends members of the U.S. Department of Education’s negotiated rulemaking panel on teacher preparation for their meticulous deliberations on federal regulations for the profession. The negotiators lent valuable time and insight to considering the Department’s proposed set of regulations regarding Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA) and the Title IV TEACH grants. In the end, though, many recognized that, if enacted, the regulations would signify considerable intrusion of federal authority into states and institutions and that too many substantial compromises were necessary to reach consensus in a mere 8 days. The Department chose not to take a vote on consensus and ended the process given the significant number of unresolved issues.