September 4, 2020

CEHE CEO Tells Employees Judge’s Fraud Verdict Was “Political,” Vows Appeal

Eric Juhlin, the CEO of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education, has emailed his employees declaring a Colorado judge’s recent $3 million fraud verdict against the company and its schools a “political” decision and pledging to file an appeal. Juhlin followed up with a message instructing employees to tell students that the judge’s ruling
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September 1, 2020

25 Questions to Ask People Still Considering Trump

When the coronavirus was spreading in January, President Trump said it was “one person coming in from China” and “totally under control” and that everything would be “just fine.” As the virus continued to spread across the US in May, Trump pressed governors to lift restrictions. In June he told a campaign rally that he
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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 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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July 29, 2020

DeVos Advisory Panel Should Not Punish Accreditor Over Education Department’s Own Abuses

Today, I am one of the public commenters scheduled to address the Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) regarding the Department’s effort to discipline one of its recognized college accreditors, Higher Learning Commission. Here, roughly, is what I plan to say: In April 2018, two employees of Dream Center
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July 21, 2020

COVID College Cons – Bad Education Deals Sold in the Pandemic

This article was written by Kate Manning Kennedy, senior advisor at the Project on Predatory Student Lending, and Michelle Wang, an intern at the project. It is part of a series, produced by Republic Report and the Project on Predatory Student Lending (part of Harvard Law School’s Legal Services Center) — COVID College Cons.  This piece looks at some of
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