August 11, 2020

Why Did The Murdochs And Fox Execs Suddenly Become Mitch McConnell’s Biggest Donors?

With Donald Trump’s chances for reelection spiraling downward, he has grown hypersensitive to shifting allegiances and what he sees as insufficient campaign contributions from major GOP donors. Some donors are meanwhile shunting money to Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in hopes of maintaining control of the Senate. Noteworthy among the McConnell contributors are four of the top
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August 7, 2020

Biden Must Drain His Own Swamp If Dems Want to Prevail

There’s an accelerating effort by progressive organizations to press Joe Biden to strip from his campaign and transition effort, and, if he wins, keep out of his administration, people who have worked — as lobbyists, lawyers, and corporate executives — to advance special interest goals that harm regular Americans. Biden and his team must heed
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August 6, 2020

Inside Arthur Keiser’s College Empire: Troubling Evidence

A close look into Arthur Keiser’s college operations, based on accounts by former school officials and employees, raises new questions about predatory recruiting, conflicts of interest, executive misconduct, and the validity of the non-profit status of his schools. Southeastern College is a Florida-based for-profit career school offering programs in health care, information technology, and business.
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August 5, 2020

Questions About the University of Arizona-Zovio Deal

University of Arizona faculty and others are already asking tough questions about the deal, announced Monday to the campus community via a 3:00 am email, for the school to acquire Ashford University from the for-profit education company Zovio. Professors are asking why many of the faculty were not consulted or even notified in advance about the
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August 4, 2020

What We Face in America Today

Normally I don’t share my concerns this way. It’s not to be alarmist. It’s to say we have to fight back every day against all these things to save our country. 1. Deadly pandemic that Trump and Trump supporters keep spreading with their vile behavior.2. Trump and Barr planning to suppress votes, manipulate Post Office,
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August 3, 2020

Accreditor Again Smacks Carl Barney College Chains As Campuses Close

While Carl Barney has enjoyed waxing philosophic and holding fancy parties, the career college empire he built  — which has included CollegeAmerica, Stevens-Henager College, California College San Diego, and the online Independence University — has kept getting into deeper trouble for its bad behavior, producing poor outcomes for many students and for U.S. taxpayers, even
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August 3, 2020

Do Arizona Taxpayers Want to Buy This For-Profit College?

For-profit company Zovio has just announced it is selling Ashford University to public University of Arizona for $1, but Zovio gets a lucrative 15-year contract to “service” the school. The arrangement looks eerily similar to the dubious deal where Indiana state university Purdue bought for-profit Kaplan, which had a record of abusing students, to create
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July 31, 2020

For-Profit College Group Warns Members They Are Being Targeted By High-Pressure Scam

Last week, the for-profit college lobby group CECU sent a message to its members entitled, “EMAIL SCAM ALERT.” It warns, “It has come to our attention that there is an email scam going around impersonating CECU and some members of the Board of Directors. If you have received an email requesting ‘gift cards for donation
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