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Commentary on ED.Gov proposed Gainful Employment Regulations

The Department of Education has promulgated the Gainful Employment draft regulations with the stated purpose of protecting students and, presumably, putting their interests first. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and more than 960 colleges and schools share this worthy goal.On behalf of member institutions and the students who rely on them for access to economic opportunity through skills acquisition and placement, ACICS is concerned that the proposed regulation will do little to safeguard educational quality while reducing access to education.  By imposing a new but flawed measure of institutional quality, the Department may be harming students it seeks to protect. Read entire article...