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Gainful Employment Rule Goes Into Effect, Provides Some Accountability for Students But “Work Is Not Done”


July 1, 2015

Contact: Sarah Lovenheim,

(Washington) — The Department of Education’s gainful employment rule — that was finalized in October 2014 — went into effect today. Rory O’Sullivan, Young Invincibles’ Deputy Director and lead student advocate at the 2013-2014 negotiating table, released the following statement:

“I’m glad to see a rule in place providing some accountability for students and taxpayers but our work is not done. After years of advocating for the strongest protections possible, there are still many schools recklessly recruiting students without delivering a quality education and good career outcomes.”

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