May 22, 2014

JANET NAPOLITANO STRAYS FROM THE SCRIPT: “University of California officials on Wednesday sought to clarify recent comments by President Janet Napolitano that some critics of for-profit colleges interpreted as urging her former Obama administration colleagues to back off their regulatory proposal aimed at cracking down on the industry. . . . Napolitano’s letter left some advocates for tighter rules on for-profit colleges concerned that the leader of one of the country’s largest public university systems was lobbying the Obama administration to abandon its current plan to publish final ‘gainful employment’ rules by this fall.”

Perhaps Napolitano thinks that such rules, once in place, will inevitably be applied to “non-profit” schools too, with catastrophic results.