Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Susan Davis (53rd District of California)
Congresswoman Susan Davis: Ending Gainful Employment Protections Only Hurts Students
Washington, August 10, 2018
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53), Ranking Member of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee, released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to end gainful employment protections. Established by President Obama, these protections ensure students in career programs or attending for-profits schools leave with promising career opportunities and not just a debt they cannot repay.
“Secretary DeVos’ decision to eliminate gainful employment protections for students is yet another instance of this administration putting corporations before people. The gainful employment rule was designed to hold predatory colleges accountable for wasting students’ time and taxpayers’ money. For too long, bad actors in the industry have promised lucrative career pathways but left students with nothing but debt and frustration. This decision is bad for our students, bad for our workforce, and ultimately bad for our economy.”