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March 17, 2016

Arbitration Needed to Protect Colleges from ‘Legal Harassment’, says Private Sector College Rep

For-profit colleges need protection “from legal harassment and class-action suits originated by lawyers advancing their own interests and political agendas,” said Steve Gunderson, president of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities. Gunderson is pushing back on a U.S. Department of Education proposals to ban or restrict arbitration agreements at colleges and universities that receive federal funding.

Arbitration, said Gunderson, “is a reasonable alternative to resolving issues between two parties.”

Insider Higher Ed reports that a department rule-making panel is considering proposals that “would make it easier for students to file lawsuits against their colleges.”

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