Education Dept. unwinds unit investigating fraud at for-profits

Source: Danielle Ivory, Erica L. Green & Steve Eder, New York Times (Paid Registration)

Members of a special team at the Education Department that had been investigating widespread abuses by for-profit colleges have been marginalized, reassigned or instructed to focus on other matters, according to current and former employees.

The unwinding of the team has effectively killed investigations into possibly fraudulent activities at several large for-profit colleges where top hires of Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, had previously worked.

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