October 4, 2022

New York For-Profit College Fined For Deceptive Subway Ads

For-profit ASA College has agreed to pay $112,500 in penalties for deceptive ads displayed on New York City subway cars this year. The ads were exposed in a February article on Republic Report, thanks to photos sent to us by eagle-eyed straphangers, including staff of the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), a non-profit legal
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September 28, 2022

Biden EPA Is Failing To Protect Americans From Chemical Disasters

This week, a group of national security and environmental experts — including former EPA administrator and New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman, former OSHA head David Michaels, and retired Army generals Russel Honoré and Randy Manner — along with this author, sent a letter to Biden EPA director Michael Regan calling on the administration to
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September 26, 2022

For-Profit Stratford University Suddenly Shuts Down

For-profit college chain Stratford University, which has offered degree programs in nursing, business, and other career fields, announced Friday that it would close its remaining campuses, located in Woodbridge and Alexandria, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, effective at the end of the current school term. By today, the school told students it was actually shutting down
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September 7, 2022

Arizona Global Campus Is Still Ashford Inside

On August 1, the University of Arizona (UA) announced it was buying out Zovio, a for-profit education company, from a contract that was reached in 2020 and was supposed to last 15 years. Under the original agreement, giant public university UA bought an online school called Ashford University from Zovio, and renamed it University of
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August 11, 2022

Some Threads: Kaplan, Perdoceo, Zovio, Keiser, Strayer

I can’t make time to write this week, but here are a few threads I posted on issues, regarding predatory college operations, that investigators and reporters might explore. Purdue University Global (Kaplan Inc.) Here’s @purdueglobal, owned by Purdue but operated by Kaplan/@grahamholdings, misleading the public that it’s the same school as the @LifeAtPurdue U ranked
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July 21, 2022

Accreditor SACS Fails to Stop Abuses at Keiser University

I’m offering a comment at today’s session of the Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), a board of outside experts charged with evaluating the private accreditation agencies that, in turn, oversee the quality of colleges and serve as gatekeepers for colleges’ eligibility for federal student grants and loans. My
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July 14, 2022

Keiser University, Lincoln Tech Oppose Debt Relief for Broke, Scammed Students

Three career college chains with troubling records have become the first institutions to object to a landmark court settlement that would provide some $6 billion in debt relief for about 264,000 former students who claim they were deceived by their schools. Keiser University (through its parent organization Everglades College), and, jointly, Lincoln Educational Services and
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June 30, 2022

For-Profit College Barons “Are Laughing” At Their Fortune Under Biden

It took the Obama administration just a few months after taking office in 2009 to start looking into the looming scandal of for-profit higher education: Businesses, of both the strip mall and the Wall Street variety, were using deceptive and predatory practices to lure veterans and low-income students into poor quality college programs, in order
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