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MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2010

PRESS CONTACT: Steven Chlapecka - schlapecka@ppionline.org, T: 202.525.3931

PPI to Host Call on Higher Education Regulations Released Today

WASHINGTON, DC— Michael Mandel, Progressive Policy Institute senior fellow and author of the recent PPI Policy Memo Gainful Employment: The Real Issue, will be available for comment and analysis on Friday morning following the Obama administration’s release of the new regulations for colleges that participate in federal student aid programs.

"The Education Department pulled back from some of the most onerous proposed regulations that would have reduced educational innovation, including forcing institutions to go through a formal approval process before offering a new program,” said Mandel. "However, the timing of the new regulations are a problem: issuing costly new rules right now is not the best idea when
the economy is still struggling to create jobs."

WHO:
Michael Mandel, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute

WHAT:
Media availability via conference call to discuss the Obama administration’s new higher education regulations released by the Department of Education today.

WHEN:
Friday, October 29 at 9:30 a.m.

CALL INFO:
Dial In: 712-775-7000
Access Code: 542933#

For more information on conference call or to speak directly with Michael Mandel, please call (202) 525-3931 or e-mail schlapecka@ppionline.org.

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