Tuesday, March 15, 2011

AFT president says gainful employment rule will protect students and taxpayers

Rhandi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, writes in Politico:

Everywhere we turn, we are hearing that there is not enough transparency and accountability in education. So it’s puzzling that when the Department of Education issues very modest regulations for higher education that would improve accountability and ensure career-education students have a real chance at gainful employment without unmanageable debt, the for-profit college industry claims this accountability is unnecessary. They insist government is overreaching.

These claims could not be further from the truth.

The “gainful employment” regulations proposed by the Education Department are designed to target the worst actors in career-education programs.

Read the entire article is linked here.

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