September 30, 2019

Our Republican Politicians Have Left America

The President of the United States was caught red-handed engaging in a blatant crime against our country: using hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars, committed by Congress for national security purposes, as leverage to pressure a foreign leader to dig up dirt on a top U.S. political rival. A courageous government whistleblower brought forth the
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September 30, 2019

CFPB Probes, Rebukes Controversial College Operator CEHE

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is investigating student loan practices at the college chain operator Center for Excellence in Higher Education (CEHE), which already has been facing law enforcement actions by the U.S. Justice Department and the Colorado attorney general. Filings posted on the CFPB website show that the controversial college operator this spring
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September 24, 2019

Let’s March To Demand Impeachment

Donald Trump is the most corrupt president in our history, endlessly seeking to use his presidential powers for political and financial gain. His blatant disregard for the rule of law, and for values including human rights, equality, and a free, independent press, pose an existential threat to America’s 250-year experiment with democratic self-rule. This presidency
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September 17, 2019

Warren Probes Private Equity Owners of For-Profit Colleges

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), joined by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), has written to six U.S. private equity firms regarding their investments in for-profit colleges. In light of growing evidence that private equity-owned for-profit colleges are some of the worst actors in an industry rife with bad behavior, Warren and Pocan have asked the firms to
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September 10, 2019

Warren, Colleagues Ask Collapsed For-Profit ECA Not To Sell Student Debt to Collectors

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Bobby Scott (R-VA), and other members of Congress have written to the collapsed for-profit college chain Education Corporation of America (ECA) and its court-appointed receiver asking that ECA not sell its outstanding student loan debt to a financial firm that would seek to collect payments from former students. The letter,
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September 9, 2019

Falwell, Trump’s Favorite College President, Pioneered the Scam Non-Profit College

When the head of fraudulent Trump University became President of the United States, he quickly anointed Jerry Falwell, Jr., as his favorite college president. The Liberty University head had endorsed Trump for the White House in January 2016. In return, at least according to Falwell, president-elect Trump offered to make Falwell his Secretary of Education.
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September 6, 2019

Trump-DeVos-Jones Rollbacks Allow Scam Artists to Rip Off Students & Taxpayers

One more thought on this week’s Capitol Forum report on abuses at Career Education Corp. under CEO Todd Nelson, last week’s FTC action against CEC, and treatment of for-profit colleges under Donald Trump and his education secretary, Betsy DeVos. Diane Auer Jones, the former CEC senior executive who is now DeVos’s top higher education aide,
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September 6, 2019

Report Highlights Decline In Quality at Troubled Career Education Corp.

A new report from the research firm Capitol Forum documents evidence that educational quality has declined significantly in recent years at the colleges operated by for-profit Career Education Corporation (CEC). The report relies on statistical analysis and also interviews with former CEC employees. When Todd Nelson became CEC’s CEO in 2015, the school already had
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