June 19, 2017

Should This College Operator Run A Key Federal Oversight Panel?

For some people engaged in the world of higher education politics, watching Arthur Keiser ascend the dais at a Washington, DC, hotel Tuesday morning as the new chair of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) — the group of experts charged with advising the Department on the
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June 15, 2017

Trump Team Disgracefulness Power Rankings – Week 2

When Republic Report  published Trump Team Disgracefulness Power Rankings – Week 1 last week, we weren’t sure we’d ever have time to do it again, let alone five days later.  But there’s been so much disgracefulness this week that the rankings basically wrote themselves. As we explained last week, Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts
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June 14, 2017

Confirmed: Trump Trashing Rules to Protect Students from Predatory Colleges

It is now confirmed: Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos are trashing the Obama rules created to protect students and taxpayers from scam for-profit colleges. The purpose of these rules is to determine which career training programs are actually helping students build careers, and channel taxpayer dollars to those schools, rather than to overpriced, low-quality schools
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June 13, 2017

Senators Tell DeVos That Delaying Student Loan Rule Would Violate the Law

Four influential Democratic senators — Dick Durbin (IL), Patti Murray (WA), Sherrod Brown (OH), and Elizabeth Warren (MA) — have written to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to warn that her department cannot, without engaging in an extensive process, delay or cancel an Obama administration rule providing debt relief for defrauded students. The Senators assert
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June 10, 2017

Trump Team Disgracefulness Power Rankings

Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its perfect mate with the administration of President Donald J. Trump. Trump and his lieutenants personify how money and greed, mixed with angry bigotry, disrespect for constitutional freedoms, and know-nothing ignorance, can really, really corrupt democracy. Eyeing the awful kleptocratic corruptness of the Trump administration
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June 9, 2017

Evidence is strong that Trump obstructed justice: The basics

1. To prove President Trump committed obstruction of justice, you don’t have to prove that James Comey is a saint (and he’s not). 2. In fact, you don’t even have to believe Trump said to Comey, regarding the investigation of Michael Flynn, “I hope you can let this go,” although I do believe it, and
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June 8, 2017

For-Profit College Barons in Vegas: Have They Hit the Jackpot?

While everyone else is glued to Comey TV, the discredited for-profit college trade association CECU is meeting this week in Las Vegas. Last year’s CECU convention, held in Orlando, found the once-buoyant for-profit college owners, who have been pulling in billions in taxpayer dollars, in a sadder mood, as the weight of revelations about predatory
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June 6, 2017

What The Five Ex-Presidents Should Say About Trump

I don’t expect it anytime soon, but I wish former presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama would break all the ex-presidents rules and release a joint statement condemning President Trump as a disgrace to our nation. It would be the patriotic thing to do, and it would have the
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