March 21, 2018

Congratulating Putin? Trump Knows What He’s Doing, Believe Me

Washington’s upheaval of the hour is about Donald Trump, against the directions of his advisers, congratulating Vladimir Putin on his election victory in Russia. Trump’s action seems like a disgrace, given that Putin rigged the Russian election, interfered in the U.S. election, poisoned two exiled Russians in Britain, invaded Ukraine, etc., and given Trump’s general
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March 20, 2018

Vets Say For-Profit School Didn’t Warn Them GI Bill Funding Was Threatened, and Now It’s Gone

Veterans in Jacksonville, Florida, say that for-profit Florida Career College didn’t warn them before they enrolled that the school was in danger of losing its eligibility for GI Bill funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a local TV report from Action News Jax. And now the school has lost its GI Bill eligibility,
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March 19, 2018

The Mysterious Deal to Take DeVry University Private

  Who owns the private company that is buying 30,000-student DeVry University, which gets some $400 million a year from taxpayers, and how do they plan to run the school? No one is saying.   In December, one of the largest for-profit education companies, Adtalem Global Education, formerly known as DeVry Education Group, announced that
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March 19, 2018

For-Profit College Lobbyist Blames Obama, John Oliver, New York Times, OITNB, for Industry Woes

  In a recent essay, top for-profit college lobbyist Steve Gunderson, a Newt Gingrich crony and former GOP congressman (R-WI), blames Barack Obama, John Oliver, Adam Sandler, the New York Times, “Orange is the New Black,” and others for his industry’s dramatic decline in fortunes. “Years of relentless attacks from leading political figures, including the
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March 18, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Ryan-McConnell Complicity in Urgent Crisis Edition

Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful  figures in Trump world. Y’all, Trump world is on the verge of eclipsing the United States of America, unless Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan get their heads out of their donors’ whatevers and stand up for our democracy. Will they? Maybe not. Get
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March 14, 2018

DeVos Gives Away Store, But For-Profit Colleges Want More

Across the full range of federal agencies, the “drain the swamp” Trump presidency is giving swampy corporations and special interests everything they want, by getting rid of health, safety, environmental, worker, civil rights, and consumer protection rules. Much of this organized corruption in favor of GOP donors, like oil companies, occurs on paper and behind
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March 13, 2018

For-Profit Bridgepoint Says Its Colleges Will Become Non-Profit (But It Won’t)

Sunday we wrote about the new gold rush in education: for-profit colleges converting to non-profit status, allowing them to shed the stigma and special regulatory requirements of for-profits, notably the federal 90-10 rule, while retaining parallel for-profit entities that could keep getting paid by the non-profit, and thus keep getting rich off an endless flow
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March 12, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: President for Life Edition

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 his lieutenants personify how money and greed, mixed with disrespect for constitutional values, know-nothing
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