ERIC Number: ED105147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-30
Reference Count: 0
Reducing Abuses in Proprietary Vocational Education. Twenty-Seventh Report by the Committee on Government Operations.
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.
The Federal government has become increasingly involved in the proprietary vocational school industry by way of loans and grants to students, veterans benefits, contracts for the provision of training between schools and rehabilitation and other government agencies, other financial relationships, and associated supervisory and regulatory responsibilities. This involvement, and concern over reported abuses, led to the hearings and other investigations which provided the information reported here. Background information about proprietary vocational schools and their students opens the report. A summary and conclusions section follows, outlining problems and abuses in proprietary school education and training and making recommendations. The bulk of the document provides a discussion of: the nature of proprietary education; potential problems in proprietary education, including the scope of proprietary school problems and school abuses as defined by the Federal Trade Commission; an analysis of problem areas, (including course and instructional quality, low completion ratios, advertising, refund policies, school collapses, and principal areas for concern); and safeguards against abuses, (including accreditation, State licensing, The Veterans Administration, Office of Education, The Federal Trade Commission, and other influences). Steps to be taken toward the development of a better system conclude the document. (NH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.