Audio: New Partisan Edge to For-Profit Debate

Senators from both sides of the political aisle have sought to draw clear distinctions in their parties’ views of for-profit colleges, with Democrats calling for improved oversight of the sector and Republicans seeking to broaden the conversation to also look at poor performance among nonprofit institutions. Kelly Field and Sara Hebel examine how the outcome of the November elections could shape future debate over proprietary institutions.

Kelly Field, The Chronicle’s chief Washington reporter, and Sara Hebel, our politics editor, spend a minute (or so) each week discussing the key higher-education debates and behind-the-scenes maneuvering taking place in the nation’s capital. Look for new episodes every Tuesday.

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