Concern for ‘defrauded and victimized’ students spurs calls for tighter for-profit college oversight


by Felicia Mello

he turmoil in the for-profit college industry has affected California as much as any state, with the closures of major chains leaving thousands of students deeply in debt, their educations on hold. Meanwhile, the state agency in charge of regulating private colleges and vocational schools has struggled to enforce California law.

Now lawmakers and agency officials are seeking to tighten oversight of the troubled sector.

A package of seven bills to be unveiled Wednesday by Democratic state legislators would make major changes to the standards for-profit colleges must meet to operate in California.

One proposal, AB 1340, would bar schools from… (continue reading)