ERIC Number: ED105222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Proprietary Vocational Schools. Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations: House of Representatives, Ninety-Third Congress.
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.
The Special Studies Subcommittee, conducting an inquiry into proprietary vocational schools, explored ways to limit the misuse of vocational training, to minimize the waste of government funds, and to correct the abuses of misleading advertising, unethical recruiting, and the acceptance of unqualified students. Statements, presented or submitted, covered the fields of education professions development, consumer protection, State administrators and supervisors of private schools, independent colleges and schools, the National Home Study Council, trade and technical schools, post secondary education, public administration, veterans, Federal aid legislation, and accreditation. The Federal Trade Commission has released an industry guide and launched a consumer education campaign to combat the problems of misrepresentations about demands for graduates, the value of training, government eligibility and accreditation, deceptive sales and advertising practices, unfair refund policies on the part of both nonprofit and proprietary vocational schools. From the letters, statements, and a staff paper entitled, "Private Vocational Schools--Their Emerging Role in Post Secondary Education," there was consensus of opinion regarding the need for Federal regulation of vocational schools, uniform accreditation standards, clearer and enforced delineations of authority in this area, and greater accountability on the part of the schools to ensure superior quality of education. (JB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Operations.
Note: Pages 18-41, consisting of the reproduction of a brochure, have been removed due to marginal legibility. They may be obtained as ED 080 869