After four years of debate, 2006 could be the year Congress finally takes action on proposed changes in federal student-aid laws. The outcome will be a good indicator of the for-profit higher-education industry's political clout.
The Career College Association says a public-opinion poll it recently commissioned found that many Americans consider for-profit colleges and trade schools a good alternative to traditional colleges for many young people in today's economy.
After watching the for-profit-college industry blossom by aggressively expanding to online education and catering to adult students over the past decade, many traditional colleges followed suit, enjoying new revenue opportunities and greater exposure as they reached fresh pools of students.
The New York State Board of Regents last week adopted a series of new rules that will tighten state control over for-profit colleges, which have become the fastest growing sector of higher education in the state.
It is discouraging to see The Chronicle run pieces with errors of commission and omission about the for-profit sector of higher education. The most recent is Joshua Woods's "Opportunity, Ease, Encouragement, and Shame: a Short Course in Pitching For-Profit Education"
Florida's attorney general expanded his investigation of allegedly misleading sales tactics at for-profit Florida Metropolitan University, demanding records detailing the school's job-placement rates, grading, instructor qualifications, financial aid and course prices.
Concerned that a growing number of students are enrolling in poor-quality private universities and diploma mills, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda are working together to develop more stringent oversight of their higher-education systems.
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