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A Dubious Benefit: Big Employers Steer Workers to Troubled For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 05.30.2016 | Business
David Halperin

Employers who offer dubious "benefits" to their workers to attend for-profit colleges that are under law enforcement investigation for deceiving students should be asked by government regulators, media, employee unions, and individual workers whether they are receiving any compensation for steering their employees to these predatory colleges.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Administration Improperly Denies Student Loan Debt Relief | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

Federal law allows students who were defrauded by their colleges into taking out federal student loans to have their debts forgiven. The Obama adminis...

State Attorneys General Open Major Investigations of Big For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
David Halperin

The predatory for-profit colleges still have plenty of fight in them, and plenty of cash to hire lawyers to try to gut these investigations. But at last there is hope that another generation of students won't be deceived, abused, and abandoned, by the bad actors in the for-profit college industry.

Chris Kirkham

'The Federal Government Is Being Played For A Chump' | Chris Kirkham | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

By every available indication, Corinthian Colleges Inc., one of the country's largest chains of for-profit colleges, stands out as an institution whos...

A Nation of Trump Universities: The Abuses of For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
David Halperin

What is most significant about the Trump dust-up is that the conduct alleged -- false promises, high prices, weak educational programs, and terrible outcomes for many students -- has been playing out for decades all across America at a wide range of for-profit colleges.

Aided by Fox News, For-Profit Colleges Use Shameless Propaganda to Mask Shameful Conduct

David Halperin | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
David Halperin

Instead of taking this opportunity to reform, the industry's big players appear to be digging in, and continuing to use their revenues -- about 86 percent of which come from taxpayers -- to engage in lobbying and propaganda aimed at convincing the public that everything is fine.

'Chronicle of Higher Education' Allows For-Profit College With High Student Loan Defaults to Sponsor and Pick the Speakers for Loan Default Event

David Halperin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education
David Halperin

The Chronicle is allowing its advertiser to determine the composition of an event that the Chronicle is presenting as a program of its own. It's renting out its reputation. This Chronicle event is like an event on "Guarding The Henhouse," sponsored by The Fox.

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Executives Paid On Profit, Not Student Success | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business

Top executives at major for-profit colleges take in millions of dollars in annual compensation -- primarily from taxpayer subsidies -– yet most of t...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Chief Resigns After Company Overstated Value of Degrees | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

The chief executive of one of the nation's largest chains of for-profit colleges resigned earlier this week, following an internal investigation that ...