GAO Revises Report on Recruiting Practices at For-Profit Colleges

The Government Accountability Office recently revised portions of its report on an undercover investigation of for-profit colleges that was the centerpiece of testimony at a U.S. Senate education committee hearing this summer, The Washington Post reported, and at least one senator is crying foul. Sen. Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming, the panel’s senior Republican, said in a letter to the GAO’s acting comptroller that the revisions appear to be “substantial” and that the report should be withdrawn. A spokeswoman for Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, the committee’s chairman, told the Post that the revisions “do not change the substance of the report” or its conclusions that the for-profit colleges investigated “used deceptive or fraudulent recruiting techniques to enroll new students.”

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