January 31, 2018

New Report Underscores Corinthian-Zenith College Debacle- and DeVos Disgrace

  Attorney Clark Kent Ervin, the independent monitor for Zenith Education, a chain of career colleges, has just released his final report. Zenith was an experiment, pursued by the Department of Education, to see if a large predatory for-profit college chain that ruined many students’ lives could be purchased by a non-profit group with no
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October 6, 2015

Report Exposes For-Profit College Abuses in Converting to Non-Profits


An investigative report released this morning documents how some for-profit college owners have converted their companies into non-profit schools in a way that allows them to evade the regulatory obligations and deservedly bad reputation of for-profits while continuing to reap enormous financial benefits.  These operators have done so, the report finds, by subverting the rules governing non-profit schools, while the
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June 8, 2015

Unveiling Student Debt Relief, Duncan Hits For-Profit College Industry and Its Friends in Congress


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan just announced a debt relief package for students who attended schools run by now-bankrupt Corinthian Colleges. In doing so, Duncan sharply attacked for-profit colleges that have engaged in fraudulent acts, and he criticized members of Congress who have blocked reforms to hold the industry accountable. Duncan said on a 2
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July 24, 2013

Leon Panetta Quits Corinthian Colleges Board; Marc Morial Should, Too

On April 30, I published an article criticizing former Obama Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and National Urban League President Marc Morial for joining the board of Corinthian Colleges, one of the most irresponsible and predatory for-profit college businesses. (The Los Angeles Times ran a piece addressing this matter on May 31.) Corinthian, which operates under the
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February 14, 2012

Corinthian Colleges, For-Profit School With Record Of Abusing Underserved Communities, Gives $1 Million to The Urban League

Corinthian Colleges CEO Jack Massimino and National Urban League CEO Marc Morial held a conference call this afternoon to announce an “Historic Educational Partnership.” Corinthian, a for-profit education company, plans to provide “approximately” $1 million for an Urban League program to help 200 students in Orlando, Florida, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to prepare for the GED exam so they
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