July 16, 2021

The Department of Education Is Still Concealing the Public’s Business

The Biden Department of Education has taken some strong steps to erase the ugly higher education agenda of Betsy Devos, who repeatedly sided with predatory for-profit colleges over struggling students and borrowers. But in one area especially, the Department so far is sticking to its old, troubling ways: It’s keeping hidden important records concerning its
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July 15, 2021

The Wisdom of Scam College Operator Carl Barney

Carl Barney says defrauded students want “free stuff,” when he’s the one who defrauded them and made billions through a tax-exempt non-profit funded almost entirely with taxpayer money.   Below is some wisdom, on his blog, from Carl Barney, the ultra-wealthy operator of  a chain of tax-exempt “non-profit” colleges that: — a Colorado judge hit
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July 14, 2021

California Lobbyist’s Dual Roles on Veteran’s Education Bill Raise Questions

A California lobbyist, at a state legislative hearing last week, identified himself as speaking on behalf of multiple California-based veterans organizations as he urged passage of a resolution that would benefit a group of 23 law schools in the state. The lobbyist, Seth Reeb, did not mention in his oral remarks that he also had
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July 1, 2021

Non-Profit Keiser University Touts Jobs at For-Profit School Owned by Keiser Family

On this website, we’ve highlighted many ways that Floridian Arthur Keiser, the “Chancellor and CEO” of Keiser University, appears to have leveraged his control of that multi-campus non-profit school to make big money for himself. In addition, a front-page New York Times article, a complaint filed with the IRS, extensive research by The Century Foundation,
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June 21, 2021

Keep Biden’s Promise: End Federal Aid for Predatory Colleges

The U.S. Department of Education began public hearings this morning on what new rules it should consider regarding higher education. I just addressed the meeting, and here’s what I said: The Biden-Harris campaign promised their administration would “require for-profit [colleges] to first prove their value to the U.S. Department of Education before gaining eligibility for
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June 16, 2021

Gov. Whitman, Retired Generals Call on EPA to Protect Against Chemical Plant Disasters

Today, former EPA administrator and New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman, retired generals Russel Honoré and Randy Manner, former EPA official Robert Bostock, and I, submitted a comment to the Environmental Protection Agency urging it to strengthen rules to make U.S. chemical plants less vulnerable to potentially catastrophic explosions and toxic releases.  Here’s what we
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June 8, 2021

Rep. Scott Demands Halt to For-Profit College Conversions to Non-Profit

Pushing forward with oversight of controversial conversions of for-profit colleges to non-profits, House Education and Labor Committee chair Bobby Scott (D-VA) has written to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, calling on the Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service to “take steps to reform their processes and halt the approval of all conversions until
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June 2, 2021

Zovio Adds Board Members As Deceptions At Arizona Global Campus Persist

————————– Zovio, the long-time corporate operator of for-profit, online Ashford University, which has repeatedly faced law enforcement actions for deceiving and abusing low-income students, has added two members to its board of directors: John S. Wilson, the former president of Morehouse College, and Ron Huberman, the ex-superintendent of Chicago’s public schools. Zovio recently made a
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