The Department of Education announced on Monday that it will delay implementing new rules designed to punish career-training schools that leave students with high levels of debt but weak job prospects. The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) explains:
The move delays new rules known as “gainful employment” that formed a key piece of former President Barack Obama’s higher-education agenda. It could ultimately help for-profit colleges avoid sanctions if they prove the government data underpinning the rules is flawed.
The Education Department said Monday it will give schools until July 1 to file appeals, pushing back an original deadline of Friday. “This action is taken to allow the Department to further review the GE regulations and their implementation,” the agency said.