February 27, 2019

Cohen: I Fear Trump Won’t Leave If He Loses Election

Michael Cohen chose to conclude his dramatic Capitol Hill testimony today with a pointed warning about President Trump. “I fear,” Cohen said, “that if he loses the election in 2020 that there will never be a peaceful transition of power.” In other words, Cohen raised the concern that Trump would refuse to leave the White
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February 26, 2019

DeVos Fiddles, Schools Burn

While Trump education secretary Betsy DeVos and her lieutenants have worked to free the worst-behaving predatory colleges from all meaningful accountability rules, they also have spectacularly mismanaged the affairs of schools that have faltered. Exhibit A, in court right now, are the three chains of schools — the Art Institutes, Argosy University, and South University
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February 22, 2019

Predatory Online Colleges Brag Of Big Earnings Under Booster Betsy DeVos

While some predatory college chain operations, like Dream Center/EDMC, Education Corp. of America, and Vatterott, have been collapsing under the weight of abuses and mismanagement, other for-profits are now bragging to Wall Street investors that boom times are back. Two of the most prominent examples — Grand Canyon University and Career Education Corp. — have
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February 19, 2019

Who’s Who In DeVos-Dream Center College Collapse?

With the Art Institutes, Argosy University, and South University chains of career colleges, and their operator Dream Center Education Holdings, in free fall, with students and staff in turmoil as campuses disintegrate or shut down, and with leading members of Congress demanding an investigation of the Betsy DeVos Department of Education’s role in the debacle,
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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 operated 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 12, 2019

Dream Center Receiver Says DeVos-Blessed Studio Enterprise Is Taking Money for Nothing

  The court-appointed receiver now overseeing the operations of distressed Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH) has written to the Betsy DeVos Department of Education that Studio Enterprise, a company designated to service former and current DCEH schools, is taking service fees from the deal without providing any services, draining badly-needed cash from the operation. That
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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 23, 2019

DeVos-Backed Deal Would Allow Secretive Non-Profit to Enrich Related For-Profit

UPDATE 03-08-19 8:00 am: The New York Times notes today that Republic Report “has closely tracked Dream Center’s unraveling.” That’s true. For our complete coverage, go here. The mysterious non-profit foundation that has, with the blessing of Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education, just acquired many of the former EDMC career education schools, is tied to
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