House Committee Pushes Back On Education Department

Career College Central Summary:

  • The House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Wednesday approved legislation that would prevent the U.S. Department of Education from drafting new "gainful employment" rules this fall.
  • The bill, would also repeal state authorization and federal credit hour regulations. If passed by the House and Senate, the legislation would prevent the department from revisiting those issues until it renews the Higher Education Act.
  • Several major higher education groups endorsed the bill, including the American Council on Education. The primary trade group representing for-profit colleges also supported it.
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