August 22, 2020

21 Questions for RNC Delegates Gathered in Charlotte to Nominate Trump

I’m here in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Republicans have gathered to nominate Donald J. Trump as their presidential candidate for 2020, and where Trump is scheduled to appear Monday.  If you happen to encounter any of the GOP delegates in Charlotte, maybe during their brewery tour, live jazz outing, or golf event, here are a
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August 21, 2020

Big Win For Students: Colorado Court Slaps Carl Barney Colleges With $3 Million Fraud Verdict

Almost three years after Colorado’s attorney general took the CollegeAmerica and Stevens-Henager chains of career training schools to trial on charges of defrauding students, a state judge finally issued a verdict: The schools are guilty of fraud and must pay a $3 million judgment, as penalties for violating the state’s Consumer Protection Act. The court
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August 11, 2020

Why Did The Murdochs And Fox Execs Suddenly Become Mitch McConnell’s Biggest Donors?

With Donald Trump’s chances for reelection spiraling downward, he has grown hypersensitive to shifting allegiances and what he sees as insufficient campaign contributions from major GOP donors. Some donors are meanwhile shunting money to Mitch McConnell(R-KY) in hopes of maintaining control of the Senate. Noteworthy among the McConnell contributors are four of the top executives
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August 7, 2020

Biden Must Drain His Own Swamp If Dems Want to Prevail

There’s an accelerating effort by progressive organizations to press Joe Biden to strip from his campaign and transition effort, and, if he wins, keep out of his administration, people who have worked — as lobbyists, lawyers, and corporate executives — to advance special interest goals that harm regular Americans. Biden and his team must heed
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August 6, 2020

Inside Arthur Keiser’s College Empire: Troubling Evidence

A close look into Arthur Keiser’s college operations, based on accounts by former school officials and employees, raises new questions about predatory recruiting, conflicts of interest, executive misconduct, and the validity of the non-profit status of his schools. Southeastern College is a Florida-based for-profit career school offering programs in health care, information technology, and business.
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August 5, 2020

Questions About the University of Arizona-Zovio Deal

University of Arizona faculty and others are already asking tough questions about the deal, announced Monday to the campus community via a 3:00 am email, for the school to acquire Ashford University from the for-profit education company Zovio. Professors are asking why many of the faculty were not consulted or even notified in advance about the
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August 4, 2020

What We Face in America Today

Normally I don’t share my concerns this way. It’s not to be alarmist. It’s to say we have to fight back every day against all these things to save our country. 1. Deadly pandemic that Trump and Trump supporters keep spreading with their vile behavior.2. Trump and Barr planning to suppress votes, manipulate Post Office,
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August 3, 2020

Accreditor Again Smacks Carl Barney College Chains As Campuses Close

While Carl Barney has enjoyed waxing philosophic and holding fancy parties, the career college empire he built  — which has included CollegeAmerica, Stevens-Henager College, California College San Diego, and the online Independence University — has kept getting into deeper trouble for its bad behavior, producing poor outcomes for many students and for U.S. taxpayers, even
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