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New Evidence Shows DeVos Is Discarding College Policies That Are Effective

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"Betsy DeVos plans to dismantle policies devised to protect students and taxpayers from predatory for-profit colleges. although the existing rules have proved very  effective at shutting down bad college programs. The rules that she wants to repeal are called the gainful employment regulations --the education department compares how much the typical student borrows versus how much they earn after graduation. If the ratio is too high — if students borrow lots of money and can’t get well-paying jobs — the program is deemed “failing.” A close analysis of the more than 500 failing programs reveals that 300 or so, have already been shut down. Despite strong evidence that the rules are working as intended, Ms. DeVos- in true Trumpian wrecking ball mode,  has decided to tear them up and start from scratch, calling the regulations “a muddled process that’s unfair to students and schools.” 

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