SB1170: Sponsor Sensed Loss, Sought Plan B

In a Senate Education Committee meeting last night, numerous committee members and higher education leaders voiced concerns on proposed legislation that would authorize nationally accredited for-profit schools to sidestep existing regulations and award any degree of their choosing, such as an academic Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree.  After strong testimony highlighting the consumer protection side of … Continued


Degree Value at Risk: For-Profit Schools Inch Closer to Degree Equivalency

Members of the House Education Subcommittee unanimously passed legislation last week that could undermine the value of degrees earned from all University of Tennessee, Board of Regents (TBR), and Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) institutions. SB1170/HB1091 authorizes for-profit schools that have only obtained national accreditation to award any degree of their choosing, such … Continued


Proprietary School Bill Delayed One Week In Senate Education Committee

SB1170/HB1091 was delayed one week in the Senate Education Committee yesterday.  The committee will take up the bill on March 13.  Action on the bill has been delayed in the House Education Subcommittee until March 19. The bill, sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) and Sen. Jim Summerville (R-Dickson), authorizes for-profit (proprietary) … Continued

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