The Policy Debate

The Policy Debate
Aug 20, 2015
While under the watchful gaze of the Education Department, Corinthian Colleges apparently mishandled federal funds this year, the Justice Department says in a recent filing.

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June 27, 2014

Trotting out students as victims of for-profit institutions is often an attack by false and partial anecdotes, writes Wade Dyke.

June 26, 2014

The Education Department improvised in helping to shut down Corinthian Colleges, raising questions about a similar approach with other large for-profits.

June 20, 2014

Corinthian Colleges Inc. teeters on the brink as the Education Department delays payments, raising worries about what will happen to the for-profit's 72,000 students.

May 28, 2014

As public comment period ends for the administration's "gainful employment" proposal, for-profit colleges and supporters blast the rules as an overreach; critics of the industry say proposal doesn't go far enough.

May 27, 2014

Gainful employment will leave fewer options for underserved students, finds a study the for-profit industry commissioned. It also gives hints about a possible legal challenge.

May 20, 2014

Laureate Education's CEO, Douglas Becker, talks about how the huge for-profit higher-ed company works across 30 countries, where it has hit snags, and what comes next.

May 16, 2014

Sen. Harkin joins consumer groups in call for stronger gainful employment rules, and the retiring senator points to other Democrats who will continue the fight.

May 7, 2014

Can a for-profit industry beset by growing legal and financial woes fend off the Obama administration's second try at gainful employment rules?

March 17, 2014

The Education Department's gainful employment regulations are an attack on for-profit institutions and their students, writes Steve Gunderson.

March 17, 2014

The Obama administration’s unveiling Friday of a proposed set of rules on for-profit colleges tees up several months of contentious debate and lively lobbying. 

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