US: For-profits step up fight against new rules

The association representing for-profit colleges is ratcheting up its campaign against the Obama administration's new regulations on student recruiting and other actions by the colleges, adding a legal push to its already vigorous lobbying and public-relations campaigns, writes Goldie Blumenstyk for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities has sued the US Department of Education, arguing that three new rules - one designed to prevent misrepresentation in recruiting, another to end the tying of compensation to enrolment, and a third to give states greater oversight over distance education - exceed the department's authority, were developed with inadequate due process, and, in at least one case, are unconstitutional.
Full report on The Chronicle site