Lawmakers advise Education Dept. to abandon revival of two controversial rules
- Congress recommended that the U.S. Education Department halt efforts to revive two college oversight rules struck down in court after the department announced earlier this week that it would revisit them in negotiated rule-making sessions planned for the fall.
- In a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders suggested that instead of reviving the "gainful employment" and "state authorization" rules, the department should try to achieve its goals by working with congress on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
- The "gainful employment" and "state authorization" rules were aimed at ensuring colleges' quality, but were unable to make it past legal challenges from for-profit colleges.
From the article:
A bipartisan group of members of Congress urged the U.S. Education Department on Thursday to abandon its efforts, announced this week, to revive two rules aimed at increasing oversight of colleges to ensure their quality.
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