The Education Department’s New Regulations Should Be Applied Across the Board or Not at All
By Jenna Ashley Robinson
The U.S. Department of Education released its latest draft of new gainful employment regulations on March 14. Gainful employment is the term used for the department’s standards for vocational programs at for-profit institutions and community colleges.Under the new rules, schools at which a large percentage of students fail to find jobs after graduation will become ineligible for federal funds.
The rules, however, would exclude most programs at four-year non-profit institutions. Only vocational programs leading to certificates at such schools are included. The paralegal and nutrition certificate programs of Meredith College (Raleigh, N.C.) are an example. READ MORE HERE