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Shahien Nasiripour

Arne Duncan Still Not 'Thrilled' To Aid Students Of Disgraced College Chain | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

The Department of Education was “thrilled” to shut down the for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges Inc., Education Secretary Arne Duncan declared We...

Former Corinthian College Student: I 'Owe $40,000 For A Useless Degree'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.16.2015 | College

The U.S. Department Of Education announced this month it would offer debt relief to defrauded students of the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges -- a mov...

Government Plan To Erase Student Debt Raises Questions

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 06.09.2015 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government plan to wipe out loans for many of the students who attended the now-disgraced for-profit Corinthian Colleges raises s...

Gov't To Erase Debt For Students Who Attended Now-Defunct Corinthian Schools

Associated Press | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will erase much of the debt of students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, officials announc...

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

David Halperin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
David Halperin

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.

David Dayen

Insiders Detail Decline And Fall Of A For-Profit College Empire | David Dayen | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Tasha Courtright, a former Corinthian Colleges student, holds a sign at an April 2015 protest. Dawn Lueck’s bosses were beaming. It was the h...

Corinthian CEO Led For-Profit College Industry PAC

David Halperin | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
David Halperin

As a front group for the worst actors in higher education, APSCU has no credibility. It does continue to have something bigger: The billions in taxpayer dollars that Washington keeps funneling to predatory colleges. Corinthian's reign is over, but many almost-as-bad companies remain in operation.

Corinthian Colleges Fired Teachers Via Robo-Calls

David Halperin | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
David Halperin

It's been apparent for years that the for-profit college chain Corinthian systematically deceived and mistreated its students. Less well-understood has been the company's abuse of its workers, many of them hard-working and sincere teachers.

Shahien Nasiripour

Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers Face Potential Obama Administration 'Boondoggle' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Defrauded student loan borrowers seeking relief from the Obama administration are confronting an Education Department process that a senior House Demo...

Preying on the Promise of Higher Education

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Randi Weingarten

There's a promise we make to the next generation: Graduate from college and you can get ahead. Yet, as we make this promise, public higher education institutions nationwide are facing a troubling trend of disinvestment. Students deserve better, and now is the time to act.

The Era of Predatory For-Profit Colleges Might Be Over

David Halperin | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
David Halperin

Even if predatory for-profit college companies can hang on for a period, restoring revenues while retaining their abusive practices, the era where they blatantly and arrogantly rip off and students and taxpayers, while Washington politicians and lobbyists do their bidding without apparent shame, is likely near its end.

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...

50,000 Owed Money by Corinthian Colleges Include Lobbyists, Scammers

David Halperin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
David Halperin

A business that was getting as much as $1.4 billion a year in federal aid now has claimed in court that it has just $19 million in assets, but $143 million in liabilities. So who is owed all this money, and what does that tell us about Corinthian's conduct?

Shahien Nasiripour

Corinthian Colleges Files For Bankruptcy | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

Corinthian Colleges Inc. filed for bankruptcy on Monday, capping a year in which one of the nation's largest for-profit career school chains slowly co...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Administration Considers New 'Roadblocks' For Ex-Corinthian Colleges Students Seeking Debt Relief | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is considering new hurdles for student loan borrowers seeking to get out of their debts by claiming their schools swi...

Corinthian Closing Misdeed: Allowing New Students to Enroll Just Before It Shut Down

David Halperin | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
David Halperin

The government should have stopped giving money to Corinthian Colleges long ago. The idea that it was still allowing students to enroll and commit our tax dollars to that company just two weeks ago boggles the mind. Corinthian's bad behavior, combined with the Department of Education's bad oversight, has left many more students locked out than there could have been.

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Steers Corinthian Colleges Students To Other Troubled For-Profits | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is telling thousands of students from now-shuttered for-profit schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. to consider ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Troubled For-Profit Corinthian Colleges Shutting Down As Education Department Faces Bill | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

Corinthian Colleges Inc., once one of the nation's largest chains of for-profit colleges, announced Sunday it is abruptly shutting down after failing ...

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

David Halperin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
David Halperin

The for-profit college industry continues to rent former members of Congress, blue-chip law firms, top Democratic communications advisers, and other high-priced, esteemed talent to argue against any kind of accountability for its abuses.

Shahien Nasiripour

Heald College Fined For Misleading Students About Job Prospects | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

Heald College, the jewel of a once-thriving chain of for-profit colleges owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., misled students and accreditation agencies...

Shahien Nasiripour

State AGs Urge Federal Forgiveness Of Student Loans Tied To Dodgy For-Profit Chain | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

Top state prosecutors from Oregon to Massachusetts, who contend they have evidence that thousands of Americans were fraudulently urged to take out fed...

Student Debt Strike? Read This Texas Mom's Powerful Words

David Halperin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
David Halperin

What kind of world allows men like ATI's former CEO to be toasted as a humanitarians, while Tiffany Ondich and others defrauded by their schools struggle to make ends meet? President Obama, Secretary Duncan, and their Department of Education need to stand up stronger for students, right now.

Student Loan Victims Pay the Price of ED Inaction

Eileen Connor | Posted 06.02.2015 | College
Eileen Connor

If legal remedies for borrowers, such as defense to repayment, exist only on paper, they are not worth very much. Meeting with Corinthian borrowers is the first step in the Department's necessary recognition that it needs to be more proactive and protective when it comes to student borrowers.

Shahien Nasiripour

'Corinthian 100' Ask Education Department: What About Us? | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

Fourteen federal student loan borrowers refusing to make their monthly payments to protest the U.S. Department of Education's shoddy oversight of for-...

Shahien Nasiripour

'Corinthian 15' Becomes 'Corinthian 100' As Federal Student Debt Strike Grows | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

An organized revolt against the U.S. Department of Education is growing. On Monday, the so-called “Corinthian 15” announced they had grown to t...