Students to Rally for Their Education Rights

This Wednesday, September 29, 2010, over one thousand students from private sector colleges and universities will converge on Capitol Hill to demand that Washington allow them to make their own educational choices.

Students will be rallying to set the record straight about the value of private-sector education. Many are concerned about the current negative environment in Washington regarding private-sector colleges and universities and want to show their support for the education that they’ve received and how it will contribute to their long-term career success. They oppose policies that limit choice and diminish the value of their postsecondary educations.

As students rally for their rights, they will have a clear message for Members of Congress: Washington should not propose policies that would make it harder for working people to get the skills they need, the jobs they seek, and the economic opportunities that build careers, families and communities.

WHO: Over one thousand students from around the country; Members of Congress; Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor, Keiser University and Chairman, Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU); Harris Miller, President, APSCU; Dawn Connor, President, Students for Academic Choice

WHAT: Students Rally for Private Sector Colleges and Universities

WHERE: The U.S. Capitol Grounds, West Front Lawn, Garfield Circle Entrance, Maryland Ave., SW and 1st St.

WHEN: 10:30 AM, Wednesday, September 29, 2010

About APSCU: The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. APSCU has more than 1,800 members that educate and support over one million students each year for employment in over 200 occupational fields. APSCU member institutions provide the full range of higher education programs: masters and doctoral degree programs, two- and four-year associate and baccalaureate degree programs, and short-term certificate and diploma programs. Visit APSCU at www.apscu.org or follow us on Twitter: apscunow. On September 22, 2010, APSCU changed its name from the Career College Association.

CONTACT: Bob Cohen, +1-202-336-6836, bob.cohen@apscu.org, or Mary Gotschall, +1-202-336-6744, mary.gotschall@apscu.org, both of APSCU

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