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Young Invincibles’ Statement on the Obama Administration’s Gainful Employment Rule

Sarah Lovenheim, 585-746-8281,;
Colin Seeberger, 214.223.2913,

Rory O’Sullivan, Deputy Director of Young Invincibles and a lead student advocate on the Department of Education’s gainful employment rule-making panel, released the following comment on the Administration’s final rule:

“The Administration caved to industry pressure and scrapped a core accountability metric in the final rule. By failing to include a default rate standard, the Administration ignores the most vulnerable students: those who withdraw from failing programs with debt but no degree. This rule lets drop-out factories off the hook at the expense of students and their financial security.”