WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Student Access Student Choice (SASC) coalition today released the following statement in response to the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on a bipartisan Congressional amendment in favor of de-funding the Department of Education's proposed "gainful employment" rule:
"By cutting off any funding for the Department of Education to implement its proposed 'gainful employment' rule, Congress sent an unequivocal message that it will do whatever it takes to stand up for students enrolled in America's career colleges and universities," said Henry Herzing, steering committee member of the Student Access Student Choice (SASC) coalition. "Unemployment remains stubbornly high and Americans need every extra edge they can get when it comes to finding work. The 'gainful employment' proposal would make it harder for people to get the training they need for the jobs of tomorrow. At a time of economic unrest, our elected officials should be focusing on advancing job-creating policies. Members of the U.S. House deserve credit for recognizing the need to stop the 'gainful employment' rule in its tracks and acting on behalf of students."
SOURCE Student Access Student Choice Coalition