The Policy Debate

The Policy Debate
Apr 18, 2016
Hillary Clinton pledges to outdo the Obama administration in cracking down on for-profits. But will her ties to the industry, including the $16.5 million Bill Clinton earned working for Laureate Education, influence her approach?

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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. 

March 14, 2014

The White House gives reporters a sneak peek at its final gainful employment proposal, but important details should be released today.

March 4, 2014

With the release of the final gainful employment proposal looming, for-profits and their critics duke it out in the commentary section of The New York Times.

December 16, 2013

The Education Department plans to release its own take after negotiators fail to agree, but feds promise to listen to suggestions.

November 14, 2013

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.

November 12, 2013

Education Department proposes perhaps its strictest proposed language on the rules so far, a week before negotiators get back to business.

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