April 9, 2014

Breaking: Justice Dept. Sues For-Profit Stevens-Henager College

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Today the United States District Court in Idaho unsealed a complaint that has been joined by the U.S. Department of Justice under the federal False Claims Act against for-profit Stevens-Henager College and its affiliated schools CollegeAmerica and California College of San Diego.   The case was filed as a whistleblower suit last year by two former recruiters
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April 8, 2014

Jeb Bush To Address Convention of Predatory For-Profit Colleges


Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) will be the keynote speaker at the Las Vegas annual convention of the trade association of for-profit colleges, APSCU, according to the group’s website.  Although some reputable, responsible colleges are members of APSCU, the organization is dominated by large companies, many of which — Corinthian, ITT, Education Management Corp.,
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April 3, 2014

More Probes, Oversight (and Dress Codes) for Predatory For-Profit Colleges


The for-profit college industry is lobbying furiously to prevent the Obama Administration from issuing a strong “gainful employment” rule that would cut off aid to career training programs that consistently leave students with insurmountable debt. But around the country this week there is more evidence that major players in this industry have been engaged in
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April 3, 2014

Head of Teachers College Group Sits on Board of Predatory Corinthian Colleges


Sharon P. Robinson, the president and chief executive officer of the non-profit American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has served, since January 2011, on the board of directors of Corinthian Colleges, a publicly-traded corporation that runs the for-profit colleges Everest, Heald, and WyoTech. While Robinson’s organization advocates for strong professional teacher education, Corinthian has a
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