Attorney Nicole Mayer was a panelist at an important education conference in Chicago hosted by the Rainbow Push Coalition. She had the opportunity to discuss concerns about student loans and for-profit schools with Deputy Undersecretary of the Department of Education Robert Shireman, and President of Bennettt College, Dr. Julianne Malveaux.
Nicole was inspired to see so many people stand up and advocate for students. After listening to everyone speak and talking with other panelists, it became apparent that positive changes are coming. Part of this can be seen by the rules released by the Department of Education which are designed to protect students from aggressive and misleading recruiting practices.
There is still a very important rule up for discussion, one that requires schools to show their graduates achieve “gainful employment.” The for-profit schools are lobbying hard against this. Together, we will make a difference.