February 12, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education Kishore Singh expressed concern on Thursday about the basic human right to education after African education authorities discussed the possibility of delegating basic education to the private sector in an effort to reduce state spending on education. ...[read more]
November 9, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the federal government challenging recently enacted "gainful employment" regulations that would penalize schools for not preparing students for their chosen career paths. The regulations require that ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act is a complex piece of legislation that Congress passed in 1974 to ensure that the pensions of private sector employees had stability and protection. The legislation only applies to private companies, leaving public employees' pensions unprotected. When ...[read more]
November 6, 2012
by Sarah Posner
A UN independent expert on Monday urged countries to combat hate speech on the Internet, while simultaneously protecting freedom of speech. Special Rapporteur on Racism, Mutuma Ruteere told the General Assembly that an increase of hate websites inciting racial violence necessitates action. ...[read more]
July 27, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The government of Niger announced on Wednesday that it has established a new agency tasked with combating corruption. The High Authority to Combat Corruption will be comprised of government administration and private sector representatives who will monitor corruption levels, conduct studies and ...[read more]
January 22, 2011
by Aman Kakar
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) on Friday filed suit against the US Department of Education (DOE) in federal court seeking to overturn three regulations promulgated by the department. The challenged rules are a part of the DOE's final regulations adopted in ...[read more]
December 3, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that Deputy Attorney General David Ogden will resign from his position to reenter the private sector. Ogden outlined his reasons for leaving, citing his original goal to assist in a smooth transition from the previous administration, and ...[read more]
March 13, 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs
The US Senate on Thursday confirmed David Ogden as the new Deputy Attorney General by a vote of 65-28. In debate Wednesday, Republicans opposed to the nomination focused on Ogden's actions while serving in the private sector, where he defended groups who actively opposed anti-pornography and ...[read more]
January 22, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday issued the first executive orders of his presidency, focusing on White House ethics and transparency. The executive order on Presidential Records grants broader public access to the records of previous presidential administrations, reversing restrictions ...[read more]
March 5, 2008
by Katerina Ossenova
The number of discrimination charges against private employers filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) increased by nine percent in 2007, the biggest annual increase since the early 1990s, according to EEOC statistics released Wednesday. Of the 82,792 complaints filed ...[read more]

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