Key Congressman Calls for Hearings on For-Profit Colleges

In response to Monday’s Government Accountability Office report on loan defaults and basic skills tests at for-profit colleges and universities, the chairman of the House education committee, Rep. George Miller of California, has called for hearings on whether such institutions are “gaming the system,” Bloomberg News reports. Some higher-education experts, however, noted that the report contains some positive findings about for-profit colleges, including that some of them have among the lowest loan-default rates of all colleges in the country.

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