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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 04.29.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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...

More Attention Given to a Small Liberal Arts College Closing Than a Giant For-Profit College System Shutting Down

John A. Tures | Posted 03.27.2015 | Education
John A. Tures

When tiny Sweet Briar College announced its closing, it was front page news. It was heralded as the beginning of the end for liberal arts colleges and single sex schools. But when the large Corinthian College system closed campuses across the country, it did not receive the same level of attention.

VIDEO - Durbin: Corinthian Buyer ECMC Is Breaking Its Promises

David Halperin | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
David Halperin

Durbin said that ECMC's CEO, Dave Hawn, had indicated that he had listened to the concerns of Durbin and others and agreed to drop a policy forcing students to give up their right to bring grievances with the school to court.

Shahien Nasiripour

'Corinthian 15' Student Debt Strike Picks Up Congressional Endorsement | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

Former for-profit college students who publicly announced a "debt strike" have gained a prominent endorsement from an influential member of Congress. ...

Shahien Nasiripour

For-Profit College Students Refuse To Repay Loans | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Last November, Latonya Suggs, a 28-year-old Cincinnati woman with an infant son, went to a hotel ballroom in Southern California and told two of the f...

Shahien Nasiripour

House Democrat Demands Details On Secretive For-Profit Student Debt Forgiveness Scheme | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

The public is financing a mass debt-forgiveness scheme largely in secret for distressed private student loan borrowers who attended schools once owned...

Misleading Assurances in the Corinthian-ECMC Deal

David Halperin | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
David Halperin

A brand-new Everest College enrollment agreement, seen by Republic Report, combined with other information, suggests that the deal is worse for students than has been promised.

Inside the ECMC-Corinthian Deal: Will Students Be Protected?

David Halperin | Posted 03.25.2015 | College
David Halperin

The U.S. Department of Education's ill-advised effort to broker the sale of 56 campuses of the discredited Corinthian for-profit college chain to ECMC, a student debt collection operation, has hit some snags.

Yesterday: The Factory Floor Today: The Campus Commons

Jerry Ashton | Posted 02.28.2015 | New York
Jerry Ashton

In case you may not have heard as yet, Occupy Wall Street's "Strike Debt!" (SD!) working group has a modest goal in mind for 2015: to organize America's debt-burdened college and university students into a union strong enough to bring today's institutions of higher learning to their knees.

Declaring Corinthian Colleges Too Big To Fail: A Terrible Idea

David Halperin | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
David Halperin

Treating Corinthian as too big to fail, and thus sacrificing students and common sense, simply to find a buyer, any buyer, is a terrible course and a terrible precedent. The time to stop this bad decision is right now.

Shahien Nasiripour

Senate Democrats Demand Obama Administration Forgive Corinthian Students' Debts | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

A group of Senate Democrats has urged the Obama administration to forgive debts incurred by thousands of current and former students at troubled for-p...

Shahien Nasiripour

U.S.-Brokered Bailout Of For-Profit Colleges Treats Students 'Like Financial Assets' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Some 39,000 college students will soon stop making tuition payments to a company that state and federal regulators allege advertised bogus job prospec...

Lower Education: How A Disgraced College Chain Trapped Its Students In Poverty

BuzzFeed | Posted 11.14.2014 | College

Not long ago, Amber Brown, a student at Everest University, saw an article on Facebook about one of the many lawsuits against her school. The story, s...

Education With a Debt Sentence

Astra Taylor | Posted 11.22.2014 | College
Astra Taylor

The mantra is everywhere: a college education is the only way to climb out of poverty and create a better life. For-profit schools allow Wall Street investors and corporate executives to cash in on this faith.

Shahien Nasiripour

Occupy Wall Street Buys, Then Cancels, Student Debt | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Some 40 million Americans collectively owe nearly $1.3 trillion on their student loans. On Wednesday, a small group of volunteers announced they helpe...