Binding arbitration clauses in enrollment forms for for-profit higher ed leave students without legal rights when they have been ripped off, writes Stephen Burd.
For-Profit Higher Ed
The Education Department plans to release its own take after negotiators fail to agree, but feds promise to listen to suggestions.
As a federal panel reconvenes to negotiate "gainful employment" regulations, representatives of for-profit colleges -- backed by a surprise visit from a key Congresswoman -- step up their criticism.
The government's consumer watchdog -- the Federal Trade Commission -- tightens guidelines aimed at for-profits and tells student veterans to be cautious about the industry.
Education Department proposes perhaps its strictest proposed language on the rules so far, a week before negotiators get back to business.
Gainful employment rewrite kicks off with rule-making session, but consensus appears unlikely as negotiators are far apart on day one.
A new book of essays looks at the role for-profit providers can play in higher education, particularly how they could help promote quality and cost effectiveness.
As Education Department begins new round of deliberations over "gainful employment," its draft language is both simpler and stricter.
Amid news of a federal investigation, previously unreleased documents offer glimpse into accreditor's scrutiny of an online partnership between a for-profit company and a nonprofit university.
President, in direct remarks on the sector, notes concerns that some institutions "make out like a bandit," but calls for more scrutiny of colleges across the board.