Success of the For-Profit Lobby

June 9, 2011

Higher Ed Watch (a blog from new America) had a very useful overview piece yesterday on “how much damage” “efforts to deregulate the [for profit college] industry over the past decade have caused both students and taxpayers.”  It recounts the initiatives of what was once called the “career college” lobby to make it easier for for-profit colleges to register low-income students, collect the federal financial aid for which they are qualified, and serve them poorly, with little regulatory oversight.

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), the ranking Republican in higher education matters, has been the point person in the Congress on behalf of the for-profits.  Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) has championed the cause of accountability.

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About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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