September 11, 2013
Noah Black, email@example.com
APSCU Comments on Conclusion of
First Gainful Employment
Negotiated Rulemaking Session
U.S. Department of Education continues
bad public policy process
Washington, DC—Following the conclusion of the U.S. Department of Education's first session of gainful employment negotiated rulemaking, APSCU Vice President of Communications Noah Black released the following statement:
"The diverse views expressed by the negotiating committee as to what is a quality program, demonstrates why this matter should be left to the Congress and addressed during reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
"As noted by several negotiators, institutions cannot control the economy, the availability of jobs, where students choose to live and work, yet the proposed regulation would determine program quality on those metrics.
"The Department's actions are out of step with the Congress, risk denying hundreds of thousands of students the opportunity for education, skills and jobs, and will hamper the ability of our country to meet the Administration's goal of closing the skills gap by increasing the number of Americans with postsecondary credentials."