Washington, D.C., January 8, 2014—Following U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue's annual State of American Business address, APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson released the following statement:
“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today voiced its strong opposition to the Department of Education’s gainful employment regulation, which it said discriminates against private sector colleges and universities that play a major role in filling the nation’s skills gap. The rule would reduce access to higher education and training at a time when businesses are looking for skilled workers.
We applaud the Chamber for its commitment to defending the rights of students to prepare for the workforce. In the face of mounting concern and opposition to the regulation, it is unfortunate the Department continues to promote the regulation, while failing to fully analyze the impact on student access and opportunity.”