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Ed Dept moves to pre-empt for-profits who “game” system

The U.S. Education Department’s final rules to rein in for-profit schools, which are accused of failing to educate students while leaving them heavily in debt, would bar incentives to admissions recruiters and limit the creation of new programs, Reuters reports. Early next year, the department will issue the most controversial of the rules, called “gainful employment”, in which schools would be required to show that students are paying back federal loans or capable of doing so. If they can’t, students at those schools would be barred from receiving federal student loans…

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