August 28, 2013

A Nation of Trump Universities: The Abuses of For-Profit Colleges


Because the media loves discussing Donald Trump, it wasn’t surprising to see heavy press coverage of a lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accusing the unlicensed Trump University of “persistent fraudulent, illegal and deceptive conduct.”  Trump responded by harshly attacking Schneiderman, whose suit demands that Trump pay back at least $40 million
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August 24, 2013

Obama: For-Profit College Industry “Making Out Like a Bandit”

Barack Obama

Yesterday President Obama delivered a forceful message to the predatory for-profit college industry. In response to a question at an event Friday at Binghamton University in New York state, Obama said these businesses were “making out like a bandit” preying on veterans and other students, as well as taxpayers. He warned that if these for-profit
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August 6, 2013

Bezos’s Purchase of the Post Leaves Graham with Kaplan For-Profit College


Among the many questions raised by Jeff Bezos’s purchase of the Washington Post newspaper is: What will become of the rest of the old Washington Post Company, publicly traded and run by the Graham family? The fact is that the Post Company was already dominated, in several respects, by its lucrative Kaplan education subsidiary, which
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