Biden’s Education Secretary vows to shut down the largest Christian university in the US


Biden’s Education Secretary Vows to Close Largest Christian University in the US

**Biden’s Education Secretary** Miguel Cardona has pledged to shut down Grand Canyon University (GCU), the largest Christian university in the U.S. This move has sparked a heated debate, with GCU officials accusing the Department of Education of bias. The crackdown was announced during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on April 10.

Quick Facts

  • Cardona vows to shut down Grand Canyon University, labeling it a “predatory for-profit school.”
  • GCU officials push back, claiming the crackdown is based on “deeply held bias.”
  • GCU appealed a $37.7 million fine imposed by the Department of Education in November.

During the hearing, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., questioned Cardona about the administration’s efforts to shut down GCU, referring to it as “a predatory for-profit school.” Cardona openly embraced the enforcement methods, emphasizing the need to crack down on institutions preying on students.

Cardona highlighted the Department’s actions against GCU, citing the school’s failure to accurately disclose its cost to students, resulting in additional expenses for continuation courses. The Department imposed a $37.7 million fine on GCU for misleading students about the cost of its doctoral programs over several years, a significantly larger fine than those given to other institutions for different violations.

Cardona emphasized the need to hold higher education institutions accountable, particularly for-profit colleges that engage in deceptive practices to increase enrollment and student costs. GCU officials have vehemently opposed the Department’s actions, claiming that the comments made by Cardona do not reflect the factual record in the case.


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