Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sharing and article on For Profits May 7 2014

I thought that is article I read today was worth reading because it provokes some interesting thoughts and discussions.

“Backed Into a Corner”

“The for-profit sector has been hit hard by years of slumping enrollments and revenue. Even so, industry advocates are pushing back hard on the proposed regulations with lobbying, grassroots campaigns and an expected legal challenge. But they face a White House that appears unlikely to back down, and has the strong support of a network of consumer advocates and unions.”

“Major national newspapers’ editorial pages are weighing in (pro and con) on the issue. Proponents of tighter regulations are blasting emails to their supporters to press the administration to strengthen what many of them see as a proposal that is far too weak.”

“And the main trade association for for-profit colleges in Washington, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU), is again stepping up its advocacy efforts.”

“David Halperin, an advocate who has been organizing to push the Education Department to enact stricter rules on for-profit colleges, said he has noticed less of a focus this time from both sides on trying to gain widespread support.”

““The public isn’t really listening,” he said. “Neither side is really going to be effective in rallying the public. This remains a policy issue sort of under the radar, so the focus is on the face-to-face lobbying on both sides and on campaign contributions by the industry.””

What are your thoughts?

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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