May 31, 2018

DeVos Dystopia: More Art Institutes and Woz U Staff Speak

With Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos having turned over her Department’s policies to lobbyists for the very predatory colleges that have ripped off students and taxpayers for billions of dollars, many of the bad actors in the for-profit college industry have accelerated a wave of conversions to non-profit status, aimed at freeing them from the few remaining federal
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May 29, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Young and Beautiful Lives vs. 13 Angry Democrats Edition

Sixteen months down. We are, perhaps, one-third of the way through the Trump administration, although instead of 32 months more, it could be 3.2 or 320 months instead, lord knows, given the range of conceivable, disgraceful outcomes. Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in Trump world. Republic Report,
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May 24, 2018

The Defining Higher Ed Abuse of the DeVos Era

Troubling conversions of predatory for-profit colleges into corrupted non-profits benefit wealthy insiders — and harm students and taxpayers Below are comments I plan to deliver today to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).  Members of the committee, good morning. Mr. Gunderson and Carl Barney, Mr. Juhlin’s boss, have
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May 22, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: I Hereby Demand Edition

If you voted for Trump and he goes to prison you should go too. Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in Trump world. Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic administration of President Donald J. Trump. Trump and
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May 17, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Search for the Leakers Edition

Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in Trump world. This week we’re actually counting down the top 15. Because sifting through all the backstabbing leaks and other disclosures from this administration, it took us hours this morning to cut down the list from over 100 disgraceful people, and
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May 16, 2018

Inside a For-Profit College Conversion: Lucrative Ties, Troubling Actions

The once for-profit Art Institutes are now run by the non-profit, faith-based Dream Center. But they’re connected to the new Woz U and a web of for-profit companies — raising questions of conflict of interest and legal compliance.  On the phone, Brent Richardson, the CEO and co-chairman of the new non-profit Dream Center Education Holdings
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May 10, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Pre-Ordered Nobel Peace Prize Edition

In these tough times, hold your cheeldren close and comfort them with a repurposed Federal Trade Commission pamphlet. Yeah. Y’all know this shit as well as I do, so this week let’s get this done quickly, OK? Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in Trump world. Republic Report,
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May 8, 2018

Trump Chicken: Too Chicken To Testify Before Mueller?

You’ve always loved Trump Steaks. Now say hello to Trump Chicken! What? We’ll explain: Special counsel Robert Mueller wants to question President Trump about Russiagate. Trump’s lawyers, including Rudy Giuliani, are telling him not to testify. If Trump won’t submit voluntarily, a Mueller subpoena may be coming. Will Trump answer questions, or is Trump Chicken?
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