Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Federal Court Upholding Gainful Employment Regulation

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Federal Court Upholding Gainful Employment Regulation

June 23, 2015

"Today's decision is a win for America's students and taxpayers. Far too often, so-called career colleges leave students burdened with debt they'll never be able to repay and stick taxpayers with the bill. Two federal district courts have now thrown out entirely the for-profit industry's attempts to fight basic accountability measures—a clear sign that the courts continue to recognize both our legal authority and our reasonable approach in establishing these consumer protections. Every student who enrolls in college of any kind deserves a fair shot at a degree or credential that equips them for success. We'll continue to fight until that's a reality. We urge Congress to join us in that fight, instead of once again working to roll back these key student protections."