The Policy Debate

The Policy Debate
Nov 07, 2017
Graduate students and higher education experts warn GOP plan to tax tuition waivers would be disastrous to both students’ finances and institutions’ teaching and research missions.

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November 7, 2017

Graduate students and higher education experts warn GOP plan to tax tuition waivers would be disastrous to both students’ finances and institutions’ teaching and research missions.

August 9, 2017

The Obama administration shut down Globe U, but an affiliated university bought four of its Wisconsin campuses with the backing of the Trump administration and a state regulator with a tough reputation on for-profits.

August 4, 2017

Michael S. Roth discusses why we must resist efforts to restrict affirmative action.

March 27, 2017

Republicans swept to power after years of complaints about the Obama administration's crackdown on for-profit colleges. But only tentative steps to roll back regulations have followed, and two major rules could be headed for a drawn-out negotiation process.

November 18, 2016

Graduates who earned certificates at public institutions have larger salaries, but there is wide variation between programs even at the same institutions.

October 28, 2016

Campaign contributions from for-profit colleges continue to tilt heavily to Republicans. But the struggling sector's political giving is down since peaking in 2012.

August 26, 2016

Education Department's new sanctions against the for-profit college include a ban on enrolling new students who receive federal aid and tougher financial oversight.

June 14, 2016

Education Department unveils draft regulations for borrowers seeking federal debt forgiveness, which include an end to mandatory arbitration agreements and requirements for some for-profits to be on the hook to pay for debt relief.

June 3, 2016

Legislators, veterans groups and for-profit colleges wrangle over details of an amendment that would expand for-profit colleges' access to students on military bases.

May 4, 2016

National accreditor ACICS, which faces an existential threat for being too lax with bad actors like Corinthian Colleges, tried to yank its approval of Bristol U, a deeply troubled for-profit. But a judge blocked the accreditor's move.

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