If you have been wondering what the Obama administration thinks about the role of for-profit schooling, tune in to C-SPAN today at 10 am for a panel discussion. It will be held at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in DC that is enthusiast about free-market reforms. An ominous sign, if you are dubious about profit-making schools, as I am.

If you miss it because you are working (or flying to a funeral in Houston, as I will be), check the archives of C-SPAN.

Discussion on For-Profit Education 11/26/2012

LIVE Airing Time: 10:00:00 AM – 11:30:00 AM EST

For-Profit Enterprises’ Role in Public Education

Washington, DC
Monday, November 26, 2012
The presidential election results will impact much in K–12 and higher education. Monday, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) hosts a panel discussion on the role of private enterprise in education.
According to AEI, “Many Democratic policymakers, including those in Obama administration, have stated their support for gainful employment regulations and competitive grant restrictions rooted in concerns about the motives and behavior of for-profit operators.” The panel will consider Obama’s approach as they look to 2013.
Specifically, the participants today spotlight what kinds of policies, regulations and metrics will allow private enterprise to assist students while governing against malfeasance.
Panelists representing federal policy makers and for-profit practitioners join the discussion. The group includes: Stacey Childress, Gates Foundation; Michael B. Horn, Innosight Institute; Jim Shelton, US Department of Education; Raquel Whiting Gilmer, Learn It Systems; and Chris Whittle, Avenues: The World School.
Updated: Wednesday at 1:42pm (ET)