A letter signed by more than 30 leading consumer protection and legal services organizations was sent to the  New York State Education Commissioner for the purpose of expressing concerns about New York signing onto the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), an agreement that would allow schools based in other states to enroll New York residents online without abiding by New York’s standards. The rationale is that while SARA could certainly benefit reputable in-state schools, it also inadvertently exposes New Yorkers to predatory colleges and online scams by ceding the state’s regulatory authority.

The letter can be accessed at