DeVos Stacks Deck on For-Profit Colleges

When Betsy DeVos announced she would repeal and replace the Obama administration’s rules to protect students and taxpayers against predatory for-profit colleges, one of the signs that she was stacking the deck was the announcement that her Department of Education would select not the traditional two, but instead four, representatives of for-profit colleges to be on the panels of stakeholders charged with trying to negotiate new rules. But as the rulemaking process began this week in Washington ― featuring a determined effort by the department to prevent the public from watching the proceedings live ― it was apparent that there are, in fact, more than four for-profit college industry representatives around the table, and some are associated with schools that have troubling records.

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