August 3, 2020

Do Arizona Taxpayers Want to Buy This For-Profit College?

For-profit company Zovio has just announced it is selling Ashford University to public University of Arizona for $1, but Zovio gets a lucrative 15-year contract to “service” the school. The arrangement looks eerily similar to the dubious deal where Indiana state university Purdue bought for-profit Kaplan, which had a record of abusing students, to create
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July 31, 2020

For-Profit College Group Warns Members They Are Being Targeted By High-Pressure Scam

Last week, the for-profit college lobby group CECU sent a message to its members entitled, “EMAIL SCAM ALERT.” It warns, “It has come to our attention that there is an email scam going around impersonating CECU and some members of the Board of Directors. If you have received an email requesting ‘gift cards for donation
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July 29, 2020

Win For Students, Loss for DeVos Department, on College Accreditor Fight

The U.S. Department of Education’s outside advisory committee, NACIQI, dominated by Republicans, voted 9-2 late this afternoon to reject the Department’s sham proposal, pushed by political appointees of Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos, to punish the accrediting agency Higher Learning Commission. DeVos aides are seeking to penalize HLC over its 2017 decision to suspend accreditation
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July 28, 2020

House Committee: DeVos Aide Diane Jones Repeatedly Misled Congress

A report that the House Education and Labor Committee released this afternoon provides fresh evidence to support what has been clear for a long time: Betsy DeVos’s top higher education aide, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Education Diane Auer Jones, has repeatedly made false statements to Congress regarding her role in the debacle over Dream
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July 20, 2020

For-Profit Colleges Race To Block Students From Suing Them

Donald Trump and his education secretary Betsy DeVos, over the objections of bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress, recently rewrote a key federal regulation so that going forward it will be almost impossible for former students who were deceived and ripped off by their colleges to have their federal loans cancelled, even though a
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July 7, 2020

DeVos Advances Trump-Like Vendetta Against College Accreditor

Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education is pursuing punishment of a college accrediting agency — an action that looks like a Trump-like vendetta and a means of deflecting charges that the Department and a controversial college chain were caught conspiring to cover up abuses. A new Department of Education staff report claims that the accreditor, Higher
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July 2, 2020

Trump Administration Slams Student Veterans Once Again

In 2016, candidate Donald Trump repeatedly promised to aid America’s veterans, but for the second time in about a month, the Trump administration has taken a step that will severely harm veterans seeking to improve their lives through higher education. Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs reversed its suspensions from eligibility for G.I. Bill funding
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June 29, 2020

DeVos Tries Everything to Force Deceived Students to Repay Loans

Betsy DeVos’s four-year immoral crusade to harm American education has included a thoroughly corrupt effort to protect predatory for-profit colleges and force students who were scammed by these schools to pay back their student loans anyway. Advocates for veterans, single mothers, immigrants, and others ripped off by for-profit colleges have been determined to fight back.
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