This report from the SBPC and Relman Colfax attorneys Stephen Hayes and Andrea Lowe, calls for strengthening and deploying civil rights tools in order to combat predatory practices by for-profit schools. Black and Latinx students are over-represented in for-profit schools and the harms from these schools fall disproportionately on communities of color.
Contradicting promises of quality education and job training, for-profit schools have spent decades purposefully misleading prospective students using a range of tactics including deceptive advertising, misrepresentations of graduation rates and employment prospects, aggressive recruiting tactics, and coercive and fraudulent financing practices. The report offers a roadmap for how strengthening and enforcing civil rights laws can provide a mechanism for holding for-profit schools accountable and compensating communities of color that have suffered the effects of discriminatory targeting.
Read the Report: Combating Exploitative Education: Holding For-Profit Schools Accountable for Civil Rights Violations
Read the Blog: Holding For-Profit Schools Accountable for Civil Rights Violations