The Policy Debate

The Policy Debate
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Federal Trade Commission alleges the for-profit university misled students about their employment and income prospects, and Education Department seeks to stop DeVry from making deceptive advertisements.

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February 26, 2013

For-profit university's accreditation troubles deepen with probation recommendation based on alleged lack of autonomy from its corporate parent.

February 5, 2013

Wisconsin heats up as a for-profit regulation battleground, as its largest city turns against sector amid controversial Everest College campus's collapse.

July 31, 2012

Senator Harkin's two-year investigation of for-profit higher education ends, but the policy battle is far from over. What comes next?

July 30, 2012

Sen. Tom Harkin releases critical final report on for-profit higher ed after two-year investigation. While voluminous and often scathing, the report probably won't lead to major legislation, for now.

July 10, 2012

WASC nixes Ashford University's accreditation bid, dealing blow to for-profit Bridgepoint Inc. and signaling that accreditors may take a more aggressive stance with for-profit sector.

July 3, 2012

In wake of for-profit colleges' court victory on "gainful employment" rules, will Education Department appeal or just revise rules -- and snare more institutions in the process?

July 2, 2012

Federal court finds that Education Dept. lacked adequate justification for one key measure in new regulations.

June 29, 2012

California's new financial aid cuts are aimed squarely at career colleges, another sign that the battle over for-profit regulation may be moving to the states.

June 25, 2012

Education Department officials protected sensitive information during gainful employment rulemaking, audit finds, but transparency is questioned, and Republican senators want deeper inquiry.

June 22, 2012

Budget woes will trump ideology in for-profit policy debate, says industry trade group's chief, who calls for members to reduce reliance on federal revenue.

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