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15 Higher Education Stories Worth Investigating

As we approach the end of 2021, here are some higher education stories that I wish I had more time to pursue now. Some of them I’ve dug into pretty deeply already, while others I haven’t done much with yet. If you have info on these matters, please let me know. Or investigate them yourself.
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Convicted Felon Martha Stewart to Keynote Convention Involving Predatory For-Profit Colleges

CECU, the trade association of for-profit colleges, announced to its members today that lifestyle entrepreneur Martha Stewart will be the keynote speaker for its annual conference, to be held in person in Grapevine, Texas, in June. Stewart, the omnipresent author and television host, recently hailed in Fortune as American’s first female self-made billionaire, was convicted
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Biden Hires Another For-Profit College Lawyer

  Joe Biden, who pledged to get tough on predatory for-profit colleges, has just hired another person for a high-level job — at least the third so far — who previously worked for terrible, abusive for-profit schools. Alicia O’Brien, as the American Prospect reported today, has been named senior counsel and special assistant to the
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Biden Justice Dept. Hires For-Profit College Lawyer, And He’s Defending Betsy DeVos

The Biden Justice Department has hired for a key role — chief deputy and acting head of the Civil Division — Brian Boynton, a D.C. power lawyer whose corporate clients have included predatory for-profit colleges seeking to undermine federal rules aimed at protecting students. To compound this wrong, one of Boynton’s first moves was a
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Goodbye Diane Jones, The Worst Trump Official You Probably Never Heard Of

Apparently, someone at the U.S. Department of Education, with access to sensitive information, is pleased to see Diane Auer Jones, the top higher education official at the department, leave as the Trump administration ends. Politico‘s Michael Stratford reports today on a preliminary finding of the department’s inspector general office that Jones exceeded her authority in
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Who Will Lobby Biden To Shield Predatory For-Profit Colleges?

  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have pledged to hold for-profit colleges accountable for ripping off taxpayers and ruining students’ lives, and their task is urgent, as many for-profit schools have expanded their deceptive and predatory practices to increase enrollment in the pandemic era. But the for-profit college industry is retooling its strategy, moving well-connected
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For-Profit College Lobby Stacks Post-Election Convo with Democrats

Each year, the for-profit college lobby group CECU holds a November “CEO Summit,” a gathering where top industry executives take stock and address the challenges ahead. Notably, at the 2016 summit, the big speaker was former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who was both a close associate of CECU CEO Steve Gunderson, and an early supporter
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Who’s Lobbying To Get COVID-19 Cash to For-Profit Colleges?

Howard “Buck” McKeon, a Republican former chairman of the House Education Committee, heads up the list of lobbyists paid, largely with your federal tax dollars, to lobby Congress to send even more tax dollars to for-profit colleges in the COVID-19 era. Lobbying reports for the first quarter of 2020 show that just a few of
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