May 29, 2015

Scholarship Started by Donald Graham Sends Donor Money To Graham’s For-Profit College

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The New York Post today reports on an astounding fact that has been in plain sight for more than a year: Washington business scion Donald Graham has co-founded a scholarship program for young immigrants that is sending some of its students, and donor dollars, to colleges owned by Donald Graham’s own for-profit company. When I read
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May 27, 2015

Electric Utility Industry Created Their Own Air Pollution Permits, Held Private Meetings With Texas Regulators

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Emails obtained and released today by the Environmental Integrity Project show that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) worked behind closed doors with the state’s electric power trade association and utility companies to weaken standards for air pollution control permits. The emails and documents reveal that Association of Electric Companies of Texas (AECT) and utility employees held private meetings with
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May 26, 2015

Corinthian CEO Led For-Profit College Industry PAC

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An email newsletter obtained by Republic Report reveals that the political action committee of APSCU, the main lobbying group of for-profit colleges, was headed in 2012 by Jack Massimino, CEO of the now disgraced, bankrupt Corinthian Colleges. The newsletter also highlights the active involvement in APSCUPAC of other for-profit college executives whose companies are now under
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May 20, 2015

In Court, For-Profit Colleges Demand End to Gainful Employment Rule

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The big for-profit colleges were back in court in Washington again this morning, arguing to a federal judge that the Obama Administration did not have the power to subject them to even the most minimal standards of accountability for leaving their students with overwhelming debt. Despite the mountain of evidence that many for-profit colleges have engaged in predatory behavior
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May 19, 2015

Corinthian Colleges Fired Teachers Via Robo-Calls

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It’s been apparent for years that the for-profit college chain Corinthian systematically deceived and mistreated its students. Less well understood has been the company’s abuse of its workers, many of them hard-working and sincere teachers and administrators.  Many were underpaid, many were misled by their bosses, and sometimes they were directed to be party to bad behavior or else lose their
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May 12, 2015

Jeb Bush Campaign Adviser Serves on Board of Predatory College ITT

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Former Congressman Vin Weber (R-MN) is an advisor to the unofficial presidential campaign of Jeb Bush, as both Weber and the Bush camp have confirmed. Weber recently told Fox News, “I think that Governor Bush is right on track in terms of how he’s been thinking about this potential race and when he needs to get
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May 9, 2015

The Era of Predatory For-Profit Colleges Might Be Over

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Even if predatory for-profit college companies can hang on for a period, restoring revenues while retaining their abusive practices, the era where they blatantly and arrogantly rip off and students and taxpayers, while Washington politicians and lobbyists do their bidding without apparent shame, is likely near its end. But to make that happen, the Obama
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May 5, 2015

50,000 Owed Money by Corinthian Colleges Include Lobbyists, Scammers

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Yesterday, Corinthian Colleges, one of the worst-behaving for-profit college companies, capped its dramatic collapse by filing for bankruptcy. A business that was getting as much as $1.4 billion a year in federal aid now has claimed in court that it has just $19 million in assets, but $143 million in liabilities. So who is owed all
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