MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker is renewing his push to eliminate the state board that regulates for-profit colleges.
The executive budget Walker unveiled Wednesday calls for eliminating the Educational Approval Board by January 2018 and transferring its duties to the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
The governor proposed getting rid of the board in his 2013-15 executive budget as well, arguing then that doing away with it would lift unnecessary financial and regulatory burdens on for-profit schools. Opponents countered that the board plays a key role in overseeing the schools and the Legislature's finance committee ultimately nixed the idea as it revised Walker's budget.
The board's executive secretary, David Dies, didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment on the new proposal.