December 16, 2013

Corruption Threatens Obama Action on For-Profit Colleges


In the past five years Americans have become increasingly aware that many for-profit colleges — the career training schools that advertise all over TV, the Internet, and city buses — are engaged in systematic fraud. These schools have been caught luring students with false promises about the cost of programs and the value of degrees
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April 15, 2013

Gainful Employment Rule for For-Profit Colleges: Eminently Fixable, Eminently Necessary


The U.S. Department of Education announced this morning that it will conduct new hearings and rulemaking proceedings on a range of higher education issues, including the contested “gainful employment” rule, which is aimed at curbing the abuses of predatory for-profit colleges. Last month, a federal judge delivered his second blow in less than a year to the gainful
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February 6, 2013

Rep. Foxx Invokes Holocaust in Describing Obama Rules That Affect Her For-Profit College Donors


Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) yesterday paraphrased a well-known quote about the Holocaust to describe the Obama Administration’s regulation of for-profit colleges. Foxx, who has staunchly defended the for-profit college industry despite its blatant record of abusing students and ripping off taxpayers, apparently didn’t mention in her remarks that she is one of Congress’s biggest recipients
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July 29, 2012

Sen. Harkin’s Report: For-Profit Colleges Leave Students With Debt But No Degree

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and his Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee staff released Sunday a report based on a comprehensive investigation of  30 of the biggest for-profit college companies. It’s full of stark revelations about this controversial, troubled industry. I’ve been saying for a couple of years that, no matter how cynical one’s view of
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