Working to advance students' rights to educational opportunity and to ensure that higher education provides a launching point for economic mobility.

The Postsecondary Equity & Economics Research (PEER) Project is a joint initiative on accountability between academics at George Washington University and Columbia University and attorneys at the National Student Legal Defense Network.

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The message to companies leaving students worse off than before they started their programs is pretty clear: Improve your programs and lower your tuition prices!


We're especially glad to see ED included a high school earnings benchmark, recommended by our PEER Project. This will help ensure that profit and career college programs are not eligible for federal funds if their graduates are left worse off.


Today, @usedgov released a newly-proposed Gainful Employment rule. Ever since the Trump Administration illegally repealed the 2014 regulations, students have been left unprotected from predatory higher ed profiteers.