Do For-Profit Schools Pass the Test?

Source: Michelle Camacho Liu, National Conference of State Legislatures, June 2011

Undercover investigations, congressional hearings, advertising campaigns, lawsuits, blocked funding, new federal regulations, public service announcements, and too many newspaper opinion pieces to count. For-profit colleges and universities are clearly in the spotlight….

…Lawmakers in 18 states have considered at least 30 bills this year, many of which would increase oversight and regulation, as well as establish additional consumer protections. So far, seven of these bills have become law, with provisions varying from restricting recruiting practices to requiring schools to pay into a student protection fund, to limiting eligibility of state student aid programs.

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