February 15, 2019

Betsy DeVos Caused A For-Profit College Meltdown and Now She’s Doing Nothing for the Students

Trump Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos owns the ongoing, awful meltdown of the chains of career colleges — the Art Institutes, Argosy University, and South University — formerly owned by for-profit Education Management Corporation. Yet now, as campuses across the country have devolved into chaos, faculty and staff have lost their jobs, and students are
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February 5, 2019

Clash Over Ashford Univ. Casts Doubt On VA Protection of Students

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is charged by law and principle with shielding veterans from predatory abuses — deceptive recruiting, high prices, low-quality programs — by colleges seeking to profit off the GI Bill, which helps veterans pay for higher education. But as the Trump administration, especially the Betsy DeVos Department of Education, has
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January 6, 2019

Troubled College Operator Drops Lawsuit Against DeVos. Why?

The Center for Excellence in Higher Education, operator of a chain of colleges repeatedly caught deceiving and short-changing students, has quietly dismissed its lawsuit against the Department of Education, a case aimed at reversing the Obama administration’s 2016 rejection of the company’s bid to be treated as a non-profit institution. It’s unclear from the court
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December 18, 2018

If We Took Corporate Crime Seriously, Trump Would Never Have Been Elected

The news today that the Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to shut down, in the face of allegations by New York’s attorney general of “a shocking pattern of illegality,” is only the latest indication that, before he entered the White House, before Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, and before the recent criminal convictions
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December 5, 2018

DeVos’s Absurd Attack On For-Profit College’s Sudden Shutdown

For-profit Education Corporation of America (ECA) announced today that it is shutting down nearly all of its campuses, leaving students out in the cold. The DeVos Department of Education harshly criticized the move. But that DeVos attack is itself travesty, because every step Betsy DeVos has taken as secretary has helped ensure more fiascos like
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November 20, 2018

Accreditor Stalls Bridgepoint Education Plan To Become Non-Profit

In a filing this morning with the Securities and Exchange Commission, predatory for-profit college business Bridgepoint Education discloses that on Monday the accreditor WASC Senior College and University Commission told Bridgepoint’s Ashford University that “pending the receipt and review of additional documents, they are deferring any action on the change of control application filed by
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November 13, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Post-Election Horrible Authoritarian Edition

Let’s start with our exclusive interview earlier today with President Donald J. Trump: Republic Report: Thank you, sir, for taking the time to answer a few questions. Trump: RR: OK, first, when it comes to what you hope to accomplish in the new Congress, are you going to be looking into just a few similar
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October 30, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Jewish Edition

No one loves Israel and The Jews more than Trump. Or The Blacks, or The Mexicans, believe me. Yet, somehow, no one riles up anti-semitic White supremacists more than Trump, or fails to disavow anti-semitic White supremacists more than Trump, or spreads more lies and bigotry than Trump, because, even after the horrific Pittsburgh synagogue
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