" 'It's ironic that a former senior official at the Department of Education—an agency that has intentionally targeted and sought to dismantle the for-profit college industry—would now take the reins at the country's largest for-profit college.' "
No, there is nothing 'ironic' about it, it is a blatant conflict of interest and savage betrayal of public trust. These should be acts for which those involved ought to be criminally accountable. The swinging door between government and the so-called 'private sector' needs to be shut. A ten year restriction on all lobbying/business solicitations of government by all retiring legislators and senior staff needs to be imposed that some semblance of propriety be once restored restored.