Student Access Student Choice Coalition Responds to Additional Questions Concerning GAO Report

Dec 23, 2010, 11:37 ET from Student Access Student Choice Coalition

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Student Access Student Choice Coalition today released the following statement in response to Democratic and Republican Members of Congress raising questions about the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) significant revisions to a report it issued last summer on recruiting practices at career colleges and universities.  The authors of the report revised many of the examples that formed the basis for its conclusions.

"In this era of hyper partisanship, the fact that a bipartisan group of lawmakers is raising questions about the credibility of this GAO report speaks volumes.  We believe this report inaccurately depicted the way career colleges and universities operate and cast unfair aspersions on schools that are playing an increasingly prominent role in equipping Americans with the skills they need to enter and thrive in the workforce," said Phil Singer, spokesperson for the Student Access Student Choice (SASC) Coalition.  "Even more troubling is the fact that this report has helped spur the Department of Education to start advancing a proposal that , if enacted, would make it much harder for veterans, lower income parents and others to pursue degrees at career colleges."

SOURCE Student Access Student Choice Coalition