November 30, 2015

Congress On Verge of Big Gift to For-Profit College EDMC

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After settling multiple law enforcement investigations this month on absurdly favorable terms, troubled for-profit college company Education Management Corp. (EDMC) may be on the verge of getting a sweetheart deal from Congress — a deal that could compound the harms that the company already has caused to students and taxpayers. A provision in the highway bill
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November 25, 2015

Marc Morano Climate Hustle Film Makes Great Climate Escapism

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Might I humbly suggest we embrace right-wing spindoctor turned corporate think tanker Marc Morano’s latest project Climate Hustle as a welcome escape from reality? It could be the start a whole new genre of film called climate change escapism. Maybe I’m getting soft in my old age, but instead of my expected rant about how Marc Morano and
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November 25, 2015

Strip Mall For-Profit College Owners Locked Up; Wall Street Owners Walk Away

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On Tuesday, a federal jury in Miami convicted Alejandro Amor, the owner of shut-down FastTrain College, of theft and conspiracy. Amor gained notoriety when it was disclosed that FastTrain, a for-profit college, used strippers to recruit students, but the offense for which he now faces a long prison sentence was enrolling, and cashing federal financial aid checks for, some
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November 23, 2015

Breaking: Court Rejects CollegeAmerica’s Effort to Dismiss Fraud Case

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A Colorado state trial court has rejected nearly every aspect of a motion by a former for-profit college company to dismiss a fraud lawsuit brought by the Colorado attorney general.  In a November 17 opinion, Judge Ross B.H. Buchanan denied most of the arguments put forth by the Center for Excellence in Higher Education, which operates the
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November 16, 2015

Unrepentant EDMC CEO Will “Push Back” Against Gainful Employment Rule

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At a press conference this morning, the Justice Department, the Department of Education, and a group of state attorneys general announced what Attorney General Loretta Lynch called a “landmark settlement” of fraud charges against for-profit college company Education Management Corporation (EDMC).  The company will pay $95.5 million — the largest False Claims Act settlement ever
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November 13, 2015

Climate Hustle, Latest Global Warming Denial Documentary, Set For World Premiere In Paris During COP21

Starting on November 30 and lasting until December 11, the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), i.e. the annual meeting of all countries that want to take action for the climate, will meet in Le Bourget, France. They are meeting to try and agree to a global legally binding climate treaty to keep global warming below
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November 9, 2015

Roy Spencer, Climate Skeptic, wants RICO Investigation of Environmentalists

At a recent Cato Institute event titled, “Preparing for Paris: What to Expect from the U.N.’s 2015 Climate Change Conference,” climate skeptic Roy Spencer raised eyebrows when he said that environmentalists should be investigated under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) because of the energy policies they push. Thomas Wysmuller, owner of Colderside.com,
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November 4, 2015

For-Profit Colleges Top 5 Video Countdown!

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Every week there are amazing videos by and about America’s predatory for-profit colleges, which receive billions annually in taxpayer money, spend nearly a quarter of that money on advertising, deceive many students into enrolling, charge sky-high prices, have enormous dropout rates, leave even many graduates buried in debt, and use high-priced D.C. lobbyists to keep the
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