Senate Democrats Seek Answers on Delayed Enforcement of Gainful Employment

A dozen Democrats in the U.S. Senate are seeking answers from the Department of Education over its decision last week to delay the effective date of the gainful-employment rule until July 1.

In a letter, the senators, led by Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, Patty Murray of Washington, and Elizabeth A. Warren of Massachusetts, called on Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, to explain the decision. Several senators also asked the department’s inspector general, Kathleen Tighe, to investigate the choice.

"The gainful-employment rule is a critical protection for both students and taxpayers," the letter says. "This delay needlessly stalls important protections for students and taxpayers, and creates more uncertainty for schools."

Read more at The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/senate-democrats-seek-answers-on-delayed-enforcement-of-gainful-employment/117295