WASHINGTON -- A proposal by the U.S. Department of Education to assess the performance of vocational programs and most course offerings at for-profit institutions by linking the prices they charge to their graduates' salaries may have hit a wall Wednesday as concerns surfaced publicly that the department was reaching outside its statutory purview to place price controls on higher education.
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December 10, 2009
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December 1, 2009
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November 24, 2009
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November 20, 2009
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November 19, 2009
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November 17, 2009
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November 16, 2009
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