Carrie Wofford, president of Veterans Education Success, characterized VA’s move as another instance of finger-pointing between Washington and California. “All they’ve been doing is fighting with each other,” she said in an interview. “There’s going to be one cop instead of two cops on the beat.”
Wofford’s organization offers free assistance to veterans “deceived by predatory college recruiters,” among other initiatives.
She sees two possible paths as a result of this latest episode. On the one hand, Wofford said, VA could change its ways and take the lead on regulating for-profit colleges — citing how the agency’s inspector general found in December 2018 that VA directed $2.3 billion over five years to violating schools that shouldn’t have received the money.
“If VA takes over and says we don’t need to fight anymore, we’re going to be psyched,” Wofford said. However, she added, “If VA does nothing, that will be an outrage.”
Read the full story here for Politico Pro subscribers, “Trump Administration Strips CalVet Regulation of For-Profit Colleges” published September 6, 2019.