Campus Progress Condemns House Vote to Support the Worst Offenders in For-Profit Education Sector
The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to H.R. 1 that would block the Department of Education from using funds to implement the proposed "gainful employment rule" that targets waste and abuse at for-profit colleges. In response, Campus Progress released the following statement by David Halperin, Director, Campus Progress, and Senior Vice President, Center for American Progress:
The House members who voted for the gainful employment amendment chose to stand with the worst offenders in the for-profit education sector and against low-income students, veterans, and taxpayers—all of whom have been victimized by waste, fraud, and abuse in this industry. Our coalition of civil rights, consumer, and student groups will continue to make our voices heard and fight to prevail in the Senate. We believe Senators will make the right choice for educational opportunity and fiscal responsibility, and reject this amendment.
David is the founder and former director of Campus Progress.
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