Republicans May Step In & Shield For Profit Colleges

By Stephen Burd By any measure, November 2nd was a great day for the for-profit higher education industry. With the Republicans regaining control of the House of Representatives, some of the sector’s biggest champions will now be in powerful positions to protect the industry’s interests. None more so than incoming House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who as chairman of the House education committee earlier this decade led an effort to weaken, and even eliminate, key consumer protection provisions in federal law that aim to prevent for unscrupulous for-profit schools from taking advantage of financially-needy students. The turnover in power in […]
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