April 12, 2023

Predatory Abuses Continue At Keiser University

Arthur Keiser, a Florida college operator who has received hundreds of millions in income from your tax dollars, has been aggressively litigating in the federal courts, including now at the U.S. Supreme Court, to prevent the federal government from implementing a settlement agreement that cancels the federal loans of former students of his schools who
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April 11, 2023

Education Department Will Terminate Aid to Florida Career College

The U.S. Department of Education announced today it will stop providing federal student grant and loan payments to Florida Career College (FCC), a for-profit school whose predatory practices Republic Report helped expose in a May 2020 investigation. The Department explained on its website that it was acting against the school after an investigation “found that
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April 5, 2023

Trump Is The Biggest Election Cheater in U.S. History

No one has made more frequent and extravagant claims that there has been U.S. election fraud than Donald J. Trump.  Among other charges over the past decade or so, Trump falsely claimed: that Barack Obama may have been wrongly elected president in 2008 because he possibly concealed that he was not born in the United
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March 27, 2023

Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller Had Pay-to-Play Education Beat

Semafor has obtained a document showing that the Tucker Carlson-founded conservative outlet Daily Caller has provided donors the opportunity to “propose topics for coverage” and establish news beats for reporters in exchange for financial contributions. The memo seems to confirm, as we have long suspected, that the Daily Caller had a pay-to-play beat aimed at
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March 14, 2023

For-Profit College Operators Will Pay $28 Million After Students Were Locked Out

Education Corporation of America (ECA), a collapsed for-profit college operation that once ran several chains of career schools spread across 70 campuses, has agreed to pay $28 million to settle claims that it shut down its campuses abruptly, without a teach-out plan that would give students fair opportunities to continue their studies elsewhere. The case
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March 11, 2023

College Owner Keiser Falsely Says His Schools Have a Clean Record

Arthur Keiser, billionaire operator of three Florida-based career college chains, asserts in an article published this week, “There’s no evidence of misconduct” at his schools. That claim, by one of the most powerful figures in the for-profit college industry, is demonstrably false. In reality, there is extensive evidence of misconduct at schools owned or operated
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March 2, 2023

Highlights and Lowlights at the Education Department NACIQI Meeting

  This week the U.S. Department of Education held its semi-annual meeting of NACIQI, the Department’s outside advisory committee of higher education experts charged with reviewing the performance of the private accrediting agencies that oversee quality at colleges and universities. Due to other commitments, I wasn’t able to observe the entire meeting, but here is some
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February 27, 2023

Education Department Should Penalize Accreditor HLC For Tolerating Predatory Colleges

Tomorrow I’m scheduled to present brief comments (3 minutes max allowed) at a meeting of NACIQI, the U.S. Department of Education’s advisory committee charged with reviewing the performance of the private accrediting agencies that oversee quality at colleges and universities. Here’s what I plan to say: Many students say a school’s status as accredited, and
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