November 17, 2016

Rumored Trump Education Pick Michelle Rhee Praised Predatory College Group


Former District of Columbia public schools chancellor Michelle Rhee is on the rumor list for Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education. (Fellow insistent public school “reformer” Eva Moscowitz apparently doesn’t want the job.) Rhee’s record as chancellor, pushing public charter schools and private school vouchers, and aggressively fighting against the D.C. teachers’ union, brought her to national
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March 6, 2013

Mitch Daniels & Mike Mullen Should Tell For-Profit Colleges Hard Truths, or Else Stay Home

Will Mitch Daniels tell the heads of predatory for-profit colleges that they're doing a great job?

Last year, the annual convention of owners and executives of for-profit colleges (University of Phoenix, The Art Institutes, Kaplan, etc.), held in Las Vegas, featured paid speakers George W. Bush and Michelle Rhee, and, for entertainment, a fake knockoff version of Creedence Clearwater Revival. After a year in which the truth about their shoddy practices finally sent
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June 25, 2012

Bush Gaffe — Telling For-Profit Colleges That Govt Should Demand Results For Taxpayer Money — Is Met With Silence

The annual convention of the biggest association of for-profit colleges, APSCU, concluded last Friday in Las Vegas. Republic Report wanted to cover the event, because we all helped pay for it: Taxpayers provide $32 billion a year to this industry — for some schools, over 90 percent of their revenue. These corporations could strive to
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June 21, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Rhee To For-Profit College Industry: You’re “Doing Incredible Work”

She promised a bang, but delivered a whimper. Republic Report was the first to report that Michelle Rhee, the hard-charging former chancellor of the District of Columbia public schools, would be addressing the Las Vegas annual convention of APSCU, the largest trade association for the controversial for-profit college industry. Not everyone is a fan of Rhee’s
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April 30, 2012

Michelle Rhee Says She’ll Tell For-Profit Colleges To Clean Up Their Act

Michelle Rhee writes in the Huffington Post that “some have questioned” why she would speak at the upcoming annual meeting of the largest trade group of for-profit colleges, APSCU, and she offers an answer.  I first raised this question 10 days ago, so I want to evaluate Rhee’s response. First of all, Rhee, the former chancellor
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