I spoke with David LeFevre (David LeFevre is an expert in regulatory compliance and risk management for postsecondary education institutions and a regular contributor to Today's Campus. He is the managing attorney of the Houston office of Dunn & Davison law firm), today about the recent US Court of Appeals decision related to the Program Integrity Regulations. Specific to this conversation, David and I discussed the issue of State Authorization on both the traditional and for-profit sectors of higher education. David's feeling is that it is not time to celebrate anything yet--for either for-profit or traditional schools. While some of the regulatory language was struck down, David's feeling is that institutions of any type should be diligent in understanding how to meet state obligations.
Here's a little more on the issues at hand:
Final Regulations: ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?