EDUCATION DIVE: Wisconsin lawmakers refuse to disband for-profit regulatory agency

Career College Central Summary:

  • The Wisconsin legislature’s budget committee voted against a proposal by Gov. Scott Walker to eliminate a state agency tasked with regulating for-profit colleges.
  • The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the agency collects all of its operating expenses from the for-profits it regulates, returning about 10% of its revenue to the state.
  • Walker first introduced the proposal as a way to relieve for-profit colleges from regulatory burdens, but the legislature rejected it with opponents arguing other agencies could not absorb its oversight duties, according to the article.

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