Department of Ed Rule May Hurt Hispanic Access to College; Sept 9...

Department of Ed Rule May Hurt Hispanic Access to College; Sept 9 Last Day for Public Comment

Hispanic leaders hold teleconference on implications of arbitrary rule


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Department of Ed Rule May Hurt Hispanic Access to College; Sept 9 Last<br /> Day for Public Comment

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    WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC
PR WIRE/ — As the crucial 45-day public comment period ends today, September
9, MANA, A National Latina Organization, will host a teleconference with State
Rep. Juan C. Zapata (R-FL) and State Rep. Nora Espinoza (R-NM) to discuss a
proposed Department of Education rule, known as "Gainful Employment"
that has the potential to limit educational opportunities and access for
minority students, especially for Hispanics. 
September 9 is the final day for the public to express concerns with the
rule to the Department of Education.

 

 

    Date/Time:         Thursday, September 9, 2010

                      
3:30 p.m. EDT – press
briefing in English

                      
3:45 p.m. EDT – press
briefing in Spanish

                      
**Q & A to follow
each briefing

 

    Location:          Participate Via Conference Call

                      
Toll free: 888-466-4520

                      
Passcode: 3815524

 

    Participants:      MANA President Alma Riojas Morales

                      
State Rep. Juan C.
Zapata (R-FL)

                      
State Rep. Nora Espinoza
(R-NM)

 

 

    The Department of Education proposed the
"Gainful Employment" rule with the intention of helping students who
attend career colleges from taking on too much debt. However, the rule is based
on an arbitrary loan debt-to-income ratio that would deny financial aid to
students who do not meet the formula and consequently, limit them from
attending career college programs of their choice.  September 9 is the last day of a Notice of Proposed Rule Making
process where the department is soliciting public feedback on this rule.

 

    Please confirm your participation with
Lily Amare at executiveassistant@hermana.org.

 

    About MANA

    MANA, A National Latina Organization, is a
nonprofit advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. With chapters
across the country, it is the oldest national Latina membership organization in
the United States. MANA, whose mission is to empower Latinas through leadership
development, community service, and advocacy, envisions a national community of
informed Latina activists working to improve the quality of life for all
Hispanics. MANA also has the only national Latina mentoring program for girls
11 to 18, known as "HERMANITAS(R)".

 

SOURCE  MANA: A National Latina Organization

Department of Ed Rule May Hurt Hispanic Access to College; Sept 9 Last Day for Public Comment