Advocates of For-Profit Higher Education Make Their Case to Lawmakers

When representatives of Tennessee’s for-profit higher-education sector walked into U.S. Rep. Phil Roe’s office on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, they brought with them one agenda item.

In the previous few hours, they had already been in four meetings with policy makers, and they still had one more meeting to go. If the Education Department’s pending "gainful employment" rule went into effect, they were telling lawmakers, their futures—and their students’