For Immediate Release

CREW Seeks Records of Talks Between Ed. Dept. Officials and Advocates of Tigher Regulation of For-Profit Education Industry

WASHINGTON - Today CREW filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the
Department of Education seeking records of communications between
Education officials and individuals and entities prominent in the
for-profit education industry and individuals who may have publically
criticized the industry for personal financial gain.

news reports document the efforts of several individuals to garner
support for tighter regulation of the for-profit education industry by
the Department of Education while at the same time concealing that they
stand to reap personal financial gain from more restrictive regulations.
Education just proposed new regulations for the industry and CREW
seeks to learn, in part, to what extent Education may have been
influenced by the efforts of individuals and entities with undisclosed
financial conflicts of interest.

Click here to read CREW's FOIA.


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