The California Assembly approved a bill on Tuesday that would renew oversight of the state’s 1,700 for-profit colleges, the latest attempt to settle a long-running battle over how strictly the colleges should be regulated.It so happens I've been looking at the organization of Higher Education by the states, and California's University system was designed in a manner whose purpose was to explicitly eliminate competition among the various Universities, which I believe because the researchers on these topics (not just the ones linked to here) seem to believe this was a great thing. Sounds like this new bill is just the next step in that process.
Consumer groups have argued that students need better protection and colleges need to report more-accurate data about their performance. Companies that own for-profit colleges have argued that bureaucratic red tape has prevented them from offering new programs.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Protecting the Competition, California-Style