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On for-profits’ horizon: more regulatory uncertainty, closures

When it comes to regulating for-profit colleges, Steve Gunderson, who heads the sector’s leading trade group, and the Center for American Progress’ Ben Miller disagree on a lot. But they are of the same mind on one thing: Regulatory “ping pong” doesn’t help anyone.

“Ping pong” was a phrase Gunderson used, speaking on a panel Wednesday at the Center for Higher Education Accreditation’s annual meeting in Washington, to describe the stark difference between how the Obama and Trump Education Departments have approached the sector. And as different as the last two years have been from the eight that preceded them, there’s no guarantee of continuity from here.

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