February 1, 2016

Military-Branded Websites Push Veterans to Troubled For-Profit Colleges


In a well-publicized 2012 action, the attorneys general of 20 U.S. states stopped a company called QuinStreet from using a military-branded website, GIBill.com, to steer American veterans to controversial for-profit colleges. But it turns out that marketers, including QuinStreet itself, have continued to engage in similar practices since then. Websites such as Military.com and GIJobs.com still push
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April 22, 2015

Abuses at Corinthian Are Mirrored At Other Big For-Profit Colleges


An education technology executive who previously worked with the for-profit college industry told me last year, “The biggest misconception about for-profits is that they are schools. They are call centers that happen to have a school built around it.” That is a deadly accurate insight. Numerous federal and state law enforcement investigations, and media investigations,
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December 4, 2014

Neutron CEO Tells Customers That Republic Report Stories Are False; Ex-Employees Disagree

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While one for-profit college in Miami, called FastTrain, has just been sued by law enforcement for, among other things, allegedly hiring scantily-clad women to lure men to its admissions office (an allegation noted by Republic Report back in May 2012), another group of operators in Salt Lake City has been using a different scam — phony bait-and-switch websites —
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