GAO Revises Report on For-Profits

December 8, 2010

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has revised a number of passages in a highly critical report on the recruiting tactics of for-profit colleges, generally in ways that make the colleges look better, The Washington Post reported. Republican defenders of the colleges say that the changes -- relating to what for-profit representatives told investigators posing as students -- raise questions about the entire report. GAO offiicals say that the changes concern a relatively small number of interactions and don't change the larger conclusions of the study.

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