Education Department Preparing for More Shut Downs

The Obama administration is preparing for more colleges to be forced to shut down, a top Education Department official says, as the watchdog that oversees much of the for-profit college industry is pushed out of business.

“We’re working hard on contingency plans about more school closures,” Ted Mitchell, the undersecretary of education, told BuzzFeed News. “We want to be able to reach out directly to students immediately, help to secure student records and offer teach-out plans. And we’re working with states so that they can help too.”

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