COOKING THE BOOKS ON GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT: BAD DATA IN = WORSE PRODUCT OUT
As you can see this criteria fails to take into account the realities of today vs. the realities of 45 plus years ago.
It’s no wonder so many stakeholders have questioned the rationale of “gainful employment” regulation when it is based on bad data. As any chef will tell you, if you use bad ingredients to make a dish, the end result will suffer. The same rule applies to good public policy: bad data in = bad policy out.
We should expect higher standards from the federal agency that is proposing to take away educational opportunity from those who need it most.
Source: BLS, Department of Education