For-Profit Schools Sue to Stop Reforms
Posted on Jan 21, 2011
For-profit schools, some of which are accused of failing to properly educate while loading students with debt, have banded together to fight the introduction of three federal reforms.
The new rules are aimed at stopping deceptive advertising by educational institutions, ending the practice of recruiters being paid according to the number of students they enroll, and a move to force states to authorize postsecondary schools. —JCL
A group of for-profit schools—some accused of failing to properly educate students while loading them with debt—filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Friday to stop implementation of three reforms.
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, which represents more than 1,500 for-profit schools, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asking for the Education Department to voluntarily withdraw three rules that are due to go into effect on July 1.
APSCU spokesman Bob Cohen said the suit was filed on Friday.
If the department refuses, the group asked for a preliminary injunction stopping them.