April 9, 2020

Warren Says COVID Act Denies Aid to For-Profit Colleges. DeVos: Nah.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), joined by three Senate colleagues, wrote to Trump Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Wednesday to point out that the CARES COVID-19 relief act, as drafted, seems to exclude new funding for for-profit colleges. Warren and senators Dick Durbin (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) also noted that the law
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March 29, 2020

Beware: For-Profit College Scammers Will Exploit the COVID-19 Crisis

  With thousands of people dying or imperiled by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and millions losing their jobs and their businesses across the country, it’s difficult to keep track of all the challenges our society faces. But one that Republic Report will keep focusing on is consumer scams: dishonest operators who will seek to profit
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March 16, 2020

Trump Pardoning Flynn, Amid Pandemic, Would Be Blatant Corruption

As the nation struggles to address the dangers of the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump decided to tweet Sunday that he was “strongly considering” a pardon for Michael Flynn, his former White House national security advisor. So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many
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March 6, 2020

Mar-a-Lago Secret Service Scandal Shows Depth of Trump Corruption

Newly-obtained government records show that Donald Trump’s company has charged the U.S. Secret Service at least $628,000 for rooms, at rates as high as $650 per night, at his Florida and New Jersey properties since 2017.  Secret Service personnel have used taxpayer money to stay at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster resorts in connection with Trump’s
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February 26, 2020

Blue Shield of California Is Steering Employees to College Sued by California for Fraud

On Tuesday, Blue Shield of California announced a new partnership with California-based for-profit education provider Zovio — a deal that offers employees of the non-profit health insurance company opportunities to attend Ashford University, a college formerly owned by, and now serviced by, Zovio. According to a press release, under the deal “full-time Blue Shield employees
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February 26, 2020

For-Profit College Lobbyist Desperately Sought Face Time With DeVos

Over three years, the for-profit college industry has gotten almost everything it has wanted from the Trump administration — the cancellation of Obama-era regulations aimed at holding poorly-performing and deceptive colleges accountable, a dramatic scaling-down of enforcement efforts to crack down on fraud and abuse, the deep-freeze or rejection of thousands of claims by ripped-off
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February 21, 2020

This Is A National Emergency

This is a national emergency. The constitutional republic established in 1789, and the rule of law, is under attack by the President of the United States. This President was impeached by the House of Representatives for abuse of office, pressuring Ukraine to help him cheat in 2020 election, and obstruction of Congress. Before that, the
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February 19, 2020

Introducing Perdoceo: Under DeVos, Predatory Practices Pay

On January 2, Career Education Corporation (CEC) changed its name to Perdoceo, thus becoming the latest big for-profit college business to shed a name associated with predatory misconduct and switch to a pharmaceutical name. (Previous examples: Zovio, Adtalem.)  Today, on a quarterly investor call, Perdoceo CEO Todd Nelson bragged of increased company revenues. Trump education
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