Monthly Archives: March 2013

Judge Kills Gainful Employment Again

A Federal Judge has ruled again that the US Department of Education’s motion to reinstate portions of the Gainful Employment requirements. This ruling makes an appeal less likely to happen.

Read More: Judge Refuses to Restore Vacated Provisions of ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule By Allie Bidwell

Read more: Now What? by Paul Fain


Accreditation and the For-Profit Sector

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools may be sanctioning University of Phoenix based on new language that “high education is for the public good.” The school may be put on probation for not having enough autonomy from their parent company, Apollo Group. This status has nothing bad to say on the education side of the school and its offerings to students academically. The “probation” status is all about the profit and business side of the institution.

Read more: Profit and the Public Good by Paul Fain