Statement on Court Ruling Upholding Gainful Employment Regulation

June 28, 2017
Statement of Pauline Abernathy

For the fourth time, the U.S. Department of Education’s gainful employment rule has been upheld by a federal court. Today’s decision by Judge Rudolph Contreras denies the American Association of Cosmetology Schools’ (AACS) motion for a preliminary injunction, noting that AACS had “not provided any information” that would meet the ‘irreparable harm’ standard for a preliminary injunction.