January 29, 2024

For-Profit College Operation Perdoceo Fails to Halt Fraud Lawsuit

Seeking dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that it abused students and defrauded taxpayers, the for-profit college company Perdoceo Education Corp. argued that a whistleblower’s allegations were stale because the same assertions were already made public — including in two articles published here on Republic Report. Unfortunately for Perdoceo, the federal judge hearing the case concluded
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January 26, 2024

Annals of State University Presidents Getting Suckered Into Buying Scam For-Profit Colleges

Email from Andrew Clark, the CEO of predatory for-profit Ashford University, to Robert Robbins, the president of actual University of Arizona, prior to merger: “Bobby… I’d like to begin developing a personal relationship with you and understand your vision for online learning at UofA.” C. Scott Green, president of actual University of Idaho, explaining in
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January 25, 2024

Florida Career College Says It’s Closing

Florida Career College, a chain of schools that offered programs in health care, business, and other fields but faced a cutoff of federal aid following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education, announced this morning that it is shutting down for good. Addressing a meeting of the Florida state Commission on Independent Education this
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January 2, 2024

Cosmetology Schools Sue to Void Rule Aimed at Protecting Students From Heavy Debt

On December 22, the trade association American Association of Cosmetology Schools, along with Texas-based DuVall’s School of Cosmetology, sued the U.S. Department of Education, seeking to void the federal “gainful employment” rule, which aims to hold accountable those for-profit and career college programs that consistently leave graduates with debts they cannot afford to repay. After
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January 2, 2024

Predatory Colleges, Converted To Non-Profit, Are Failing

About a dozen years ago, owners of some of the biggest, worst-acting for-profit colleges began concocting, with their eager, high-paid lawyers, schemes to convert their schools into non-profits.  The apparent aims were to evade the heightened government regulations applied uniquely to for-profit schools in order to guard against waste, fraud, and abuse — and to
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December 13, 2023

Trump Quiz!

1. As president, Trump did: (a) a horrible job (b) an Incredible Job 2. At the hands of the Fake News Media, Trump Hating Judges, and the Radical Left Democrats, Trump has been: (a) treated fairly (b) treated unfairly (c) Treated Very Unfairly™ 3. Experts who defend Trump are: (a) total losers (b) getting paid
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December 11, 2023

Accreditor SACS Must End Abuses at Keiser University

On Friday I submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, as part of their ongoing process of evaluating college accrediting organizations, a comment on the accreditor Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS). The Department reviews the performance of accreditors in order to decide whether they are effective gatekeepers for the taxpayer-funded
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November 22, 2023

Education Department Terminates Aid to Union Institute & University

The U.S. Department of Education has terminated federal student aid to Cincinnati, Ohio-based Union Institute & University and fined the school $4.3 million, charging in a 14-page “emergency action” letter sent on November 7 that the non-profit school “misused Title IV funds to the detriment of its students, the department and taxpayers.” The Department alleges
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