February 15, 2019

Betsy DeVos Caused A For-Profit College Meltdown and Now She’s Doing Nothing for the Students

Trump Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos owns the ongoing, awful meltdown of the chains of career colleges — the Art Institutes, Argosy University, and South University — formerly owned by for-profit Education Management Corporation. Yet now, as campuses across the country have devolved into chaos, faculty and staff have lost their jobs, and students are
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February 12, 2019

Dream Center Receiver Says DeVos-Blessed Studio Enterprise Is Taking Money for Nothing

  The court-appointed receiver now overseeing the operations of distressed Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH) has written to the Betsy DeVos Department of Education that Studio Enterprise, a company designated to service former and current DCEH schools, is taking service fees from the deal without providing any services, draining badly-needed cash from the operation. That
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February 9, 2019

Certainly the President, By Sarah Huckabee Sanders

SANDERS: Certainly the President wants, in moments where our country is hurting, like we’ve seen in the last several days, to find ways to bring our country together, and we’ve seen him do exactly that. SANDERS: Certainly the President is calling on everyone to come together and if you have a problem with one another, let’s
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February 6, 2019

Outside Monitor Found Abuses in Dream Center College Operation

  The lawyer appointed to monitor the compliance of big for-profit college company EDMC with a 2015 settlement of consumer fraud charges pursued by 39 state attorneys general found a series of abuses by the operation after it had been taken over last year by a new non-profit, Dream Center Education Holdings. In his third
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February 5, 2019

Clash Over Ashford Univ. Casts Doubt On VA Protection of Students

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is charged by law and principle with shielding veterans from predatory abuses — deceptive recruiting, high prices, low-quality programs — by colleges seeking to profit off the GI Bill, which helps veterans pay for higher education. But as the Trump administration, especially the Betsy DeVos Department of Education, has
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January 23, 2019

DeVos-Backed Deal Would Allow Secretive Non-Profit to Enrich Related For-Profit

The mysterious non-profit foundation that has, with the blessing of Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education, just acquired many of the former EDMC career education schools, is tied to the for-profit company that is slated to provide contract services to those same taxpayer-supported schools; both, Republic Report has learned, are connected to a Wall Street investment
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January 16, 2019

DeVos Department Bars State Attorneys General From Key Panel

The Betsy DeVos Department of Education acted Wednesday morning to block a representative of state attorneys general from serving on a panel charged with negotiating wide-ranging new rules governing higher education. Although consumer advocates have shown that the new regulations would create opportunities for bad actors to engage in more waste, fraud, and abuse at
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January 15, 2019

Brent Richardson Resigns As DCEH CEO

Brent Richardson has resigned as CEO of Dream Center Education Holdings after a tumultuous year since the non-profit took over three chains of career education schools — the Art Institutes, Argosy University, and South University — formerly owned by for-profit EDMC. A person close to DCEH management confirmed the resignation. Under Richardson, the former CEO
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