Leaders in the Civil Rights Community Come Out in Strong Support of Regulations for For-Profits
As the debate over proposed "gainful employment" regulations for for-profit colleges has intensified, leaders in the civil rights community and advocates for communities of color have come out in support of a strong, enforceable rule to reign in programs that rip off taxpayers and leave students saddled with debt. Here are a couple of recent examples: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national civil and human rights organizations, along with 16 other civil rights, education, labor, and consumer organizations, sent a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Friday, which you can read in full here. And just today, USA Today published an opinion piece "Why Government Must Rein in For-Profit Colleges," co-authored by Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund.
For more background on the debate and what you can do to support strong regulations for for-profit colleges, head over to our education page.
Katie is the Communications and Outreach Manager for Campus Progress.
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