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September 27, 2010 2:17 PM For-Profit College Students Rally to Protect Their Rights

By Daniel Luzer

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Apparently for-profit colleges are making another effort to help stave off the “gainful employment” rule. According to the Career College Association:

This Wednesday, September 29, 2010, over one thousand students from private sector colleges and universities will converge on Capitol Hill to demand that Washington allow them to make their own educational choices.
Students will be rallying to set the record straight about the value of private-sector education.

People will apparently meet at 10:30 in the morning on the southwest corner of the Capital grounds. These Astroturf grassroots activists will apparently be joined by Dawn Connor, the president of Students for Academic Choice.

Connor is apparently very eager ensure that the federal government doesn’t take away her “right” to pay almost $45,000 in government-backed money to earn a two-year associate degree in veterinary technology. [Image via]

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer