David Halperin and Della Justice have spent years scrutinizing for-profit universities. And nothing they have seen in recent months has changed their minds about Phoenix.

For years, they say, Phoenix has used aggressive marketing and recruiting to peddle overpriced degrees. (In 2019, Phoenix paid the Federal Trade Commission $191 million to settle complaints of deceptive advertising.) All too often, Justice says, veterans end up squandering the federal financial aid they receive through the GI Bill, when they attend schools that deploy deceptive practices. “It’s a terrible tragedy,” said Justice, a Louisville, Ky., attorney with Veterans Education Success, a nonpartisan nonprofit.

Similarly, Halperin and Justice say they have seen nothing to change their minds about the proposal.

Read the full column at Idaho Education News here.