Recently, the Baltimore Sun ran an op-ed penned by Sens. Paul Pinsky and Joan Carter-Conway that misled Maryland citizens about the steps Gov. Larry Hogan and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) have taken to support and safeguard students attending higher education institutions in our state. As the Secretary of Higher Education, I can categorically affirm that the governor, MHEC, has worked diligently to protect the former students of the bankrupt ITT Technical Institute and put in place common sense regulations to ensure that students facing similar circumstances will have even greater protections going forward. Most importantly, we accomplished this without imposing a fee on students, such as the proposal put forth by Senator Pinsky would have done.