Inspector General Faults Education Department

In a semiannual report to Congress, the Education Department’s inspector general took issue with the agency’s proposal to eliminate the gainful-employment rule without other accountability standards in place. Inspector General Kathleen Tighe, who retired from the department as of Nov. 30, also warned House and Senate education committee leaders earlier this year against eliminating the rule in an overhaul of the Higher Education Act. In the new report, which covered work by the inspector general from April through September of this year, Tighe said the for-profit college sector “continues to be a high-risk area for…

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