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Source: The Atlantic

The Trump administration has asked Julian Schmoke, former dean at the for-profit DeVry University, to lead the student-aid enforcement unit which focuses on addressing allegations of illegal activities in higher education.

Critics say Schmoke will be in charge of addressing the very allegations made against DeVry University at one point, when the institution was found to be misleading students and using “deceptive recruitment tactics.”

“You have someone who was in the middle of the fraud era of DeVry now in charge of enforcing a rule that was designed to do precisely what has just been done to DeVry: to better regulate them and monitor them,” Tressie McMillan Cottom, assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and expert on for-profit colleges, told The Atlantic.

The enforcement unit was created by the Obama administration to hold schools accountable and to protect students against illicit practices.

Critics say the move is favorable to for-profit entities, which tend to engage illegal practices more frequently that nonprofits.

Read full story at: The Atlantic



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