[STATEMENT] Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comments Opposing Repeal of Gainful Employment Rule
For Immediate Release: September 13, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2018) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates submitted comments in response the U.S. Department of Education’s proposal to repeal the Gainful Employment rule, a federal regulation that holds certain programs at institutions of higher education accountable based on the earning metrics of their graduates. In the written comments, Executive Director Julie Peller and Policy & Advocacy Director Emily Bouck argue in opposition to repealing Gainful Employment, since, though the rule is imperfect, it at least offered minimum student and taxpayer protection to help ensure transparency and accountability for low-performing colleges and universities.
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