Conway helped lead a charge in Kentucky for an oversight bill that will alter the State Board for Proprietary Education to regulate for-profit schools. The board existed before the new law was introduced, but six of the 11 board members were from for-profit programs.

The new measure would limit the number of for-profit employees on the board to four.

The for-profit oversight law even received backing from the state’s career college industry. Candance Bensel, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and School, described the legislation as “a good bill that improves protection for students without imposing burdens that interfere with the opportunity for Kentuckians to pursue a career education.”

Bensel added that “much has been made of a few anecdotal cases highlighting areas that needed to be addressed” in for-profit education.


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