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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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.

June 6, 2012

Federal appeals court weighs in on for-profit group's challenge to tightened Education Department rules, siding partially with industry on marketing-related regulation but upholding most of lower court decision.

May 10, 2012

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enters the for-profit fray with an investigation of Corinthian Colleges, that references the company's loans to students. Will investigation expand?

April 19, 2012

Democratic senators take aim at career colleges' marketing budgets, but bill would affect nonprofit colleges, too. While the legislation faces long odds, it could shape the ongoing debate over for-profits.

March 21, 2012

Multi-state investigation of for-profits includes review of institutional loans and recruiting of veterans. But finding common targets is a problem, and investigators have yet to take on a major for-profit.

March 7, 2012

Largely unregulated for-profit vocational colleges, which can't receive federal student aid, collect 40 percent of military spouse tuition benefits.

March 2, 2012

Steve Gunderson has plenty of friends, including the Senate's leading critic of for-profit colleges. But the new head of the sector's trade group isn't afraid to pick a fight -- even with one of his members.

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