CECU president comments on Department of Education's ACICS decision

The statement is in response to the Department of Education's decision regarding ACICS. | Courtesy of Shutterstock
Steve Gunderson, president and CEO at Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU), recently released a statement on the decision the U.S. Department of Education handed down regarding ACICS.

“In denying ACICS’ appeal, the U.S. Department of Education continues their campaign to inflict as much harm as possible on students attending private sector higher education before they leave office,” Gunderson said. “The political appointees behind this decision will not have to bear the cost of this decision. Instead, it will fall on students, dedicated faculty and staff, and dozens of small businesses, when hundreds of campuses are unable to get reaccredited. And, ultimately, the American taxpayer will once again be forced to pick up the tab for these actions.”

Gunderson went on to accuse the current administration of politicizing education, claiming that it has done so to a greater extent than any before it.

Since the election last month, the U.S. Department of Education has, according to Gunderson, “forcibly shut down two colleges, released faulty and biased gainful employment data, and attached overly burdensome and stringent conditions on the sale of a major institution to new owners.”

In conclusion, Gunderson expressed hope that the Trump administration will handle education better than the current one.

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