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ERIC Number: EJ1034692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0884-9153
The "Gainful Employment Rule" and Student Loan Defaults: How the Policy Frame Overlooks Important Normative Implications
Serna, Gabriel
Journal of Student Financial Aid, v44 n1 Article 5 2014
This essay examines normative aspects of the gainful employment rule and how the policy frame and image miss important implications for student aid policy. Because the economic and social burdens associated with the policy are typically borne by certain socioeconomic and ethnic groups, the policy frame and image do not identify possible negative connotations associated with higher levels of student loan default and debt-burden. This essay argues that little attention has been paid to the normative associations surrounding this policy and the ways that the framing of the issues creates a specific image for policymakers and the tax-paying public.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A