The Policy Debate

The Policy Debate
May 04, 2016
National accreditor ACICS, which faces an existential threat for being too lax with bad actors like Corinthian Colleges, tried to yank its approval of Bristol U, a deeply troubled for-profit. But a judge blocked the accreditor's move.

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November 12, 2013

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

September 9, 2013

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. 

August 1, 2013

Education Department taps negotiators for gainful employment rule-making. Broad set of viewpoints represented.

July 26, 2013

New federal report tracks where 1 million student veterans are going to college, and where the $11 billion in education benefits they receive is going.

March 26, 2013

The Institute for College Access and Success is fighting federal investigators on their request for e-mail transcripts relating to for-profit regulations.

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.

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