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Coalition for Educational Success, 1/31/11

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This press release contains the Coalition's response to the recent announcement of Senate HELP committee hearings on career schools scheduled for February 17, 2011. The Coalition calls on the committee to "consider the substantial opposition to the Department of Education’s proposed gainful employment regulation, and investigate controversies swirling around the Department’s rulemaking process and a now-discredited Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation of the career college sector."

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AuthorKeith Blakeman
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Association of Private Sector Colleges & Universities, 12/9/10

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Harris Miller, President of APSCU, criticized the report for looking at the issue of increasing military enrollment at private sector schools from the "wrong end of the telescope." Miller asserted that this enrollment growth reflects the commitment of private sector schools to provide effective education to veterans.

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AuthorKeith Blakeman

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US Senate, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, 12/8/10

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New report from the HELP Committee investigating for-profit schools and military benefits. The problem the report identified is that too much of the military benefits go to for-profit schools with "questionable outcomes." For example, "Three for-profit education companies analyzed that received significant shares of military educational benefits have both high student withdrawal rates and low student loan repayment rates."

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AuthorKeith Blakeman

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US Government Accountability Office, 11/30/10

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On November 30, the GAO re-released their report presented in testimony on August 4th, 2010. They made several revisions softening some of the statements and clarifying the sources of some information. The GAO stands behind the main findings of the report. The Washington Post has an excellent article and comparison of the two reports.

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AuthorKeith Blakeman