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New Law Firm Monitor for Zenith: Like the Old One, It Represented Corinthian

David Halperin | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
David Halperin

The U.S. Department of Education announced today it has "accepted" the law firm Squire Patton Boggs as the new "independent monitor" for Zenith Education Group. Zenith is a division of the non-profit debt collection company ECMC.

Education Department Secretly Reappoints Top Official Accused Of Harming Students

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.07.2016 | Business

The Obama administration thinks the Department of Education division responsible for overseeing colleges, managing the student debt crisis and policin...

Corinthian Colleges Targeted Homeless Students With Loans They Couldn't Pay Back

ProPublica | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.18.2016 | Education

Perhaps you remember Corinthian Colleges. It was the country’s second largest chain of for-profit colleges, before it collapsed into bankruptcy last...

Marco Rubio's Attacks On Trump University Are Breathtakingly Hypocritical

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

For the past week, Donald Trump's rivals for the Republican presidential nomination have slammed the GOP front-runner for his association with Trump U...

Rubio Thumps Trump in Rumble in GOP Jungle

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

It was the political equivalent of boxer Muhammad Ali dramatically upsetting George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle.

Too-Big-To-Fail Haunts Education Department

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business

Some giant for-profit colleges are ripping off students and squandering billions of taxpayer dollars, and the U.S. Department of Education is doing li...

Education Dept. Sent Corinthian Students to Westwood, Now Westwood Is Closing

David Halperin | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
David Halperin

Last spring, when for-profit Corinthian Colleges abruptly shut down under the weight of allegations of deceptive acts, Corinthian students had a choice under U.S. Department of Education rules. Now what?

Obama Ridiculed For Sluggish Moves On College Accreditation

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business

In November, following the failure of an accredited for-profit college chain that state and federal regulators had accused of mass fraud, then-Educati...

How Elizabeth Warren Convinced The Treasury To Aid Fraud Victims

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

A group of Americans swindled into taking on federal student loans may have Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to thank for saving them from a tax-driven...

Elizabeth Warren Pans Education Dept. For Drawn-Out Debt Relief Process

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Friday slammed the Obama administration for imposing unnecessary roadblocks on allegedly defrauded for-profit colle...

Obama To Cancel Debts Owed By Defrauded For-Profit College Students

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education will cancel $27.8 million in federal student loans owed by some 1,300 former students of defunct for-profit school ch...

Disgraced For-Profit College Misled Students As Education Dept Delays Relief

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Corinthian Colleges Inc., the defunct for-profit chain of schools, may have duped 85,000 students into enrolling by advertising false job placement ra...

Democrats Push Arne Duncan To Aid Defrauded For-Profit College Students

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

Education Secretary Arne Duncan should stop delaying promised debt relief to defrauded student loan borrowers and use a recent federal court ruling to...

Arne Duncan's Plan To Fix College Accreditation

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

When it comes to accreditors, the private organizations paid by colleges to help them maintain access to nearly $150 billion annually in federal stude...

"The Good Wife" And The Bad College

David Halperin | Posted 11.03.2015 | College
David Halperin

Unlike many of the industries that force their customers and workers into arbitration, the for-profit college industry is fueled almost entirely by taxpayer money -- some $30 billion per year, for many companies amounting to around 90 percent of their revenue.

Who Keeps Billions Of Taxpayer Dollars Flowing To For-Profit Colleges? These Guys

ProPublica | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.03.2015 | College

For-profit universities have had another rough year, with big players facing federal scrutiny for everything from predatory loans to outright fraud. N...

Face It: Ted Cruz Won The Republican Debate

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) came into the third GOP presidential debate with little to lose and everything to gain. He got more out of ...

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Ruin A Bunch Of Rich Folks' Vacations

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) embarrassed Wall Street again, this time with a new report detailing the extent to which...

McCain Lashes Out At Durbin, Defends Veteran-Abusing For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
David Halperin

McCain, by using his power as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee to pressure the Department of Defense to back off a legitimate investigation of the University of Phoenix, is doing a disservice to service members and veterans, who deserve to be protected against deceptive recruiting, poor quality programs, and other predatory practices.

For-Profit College Chain Loses Federal Lawsuit As Education Department Faces Reckoning

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

Defunct for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges Inc. violated federal law by using false job placement rates to deceive 115,111 former students i...

House Democrat Group Asks Administration to Forgive Debt of All Corinthian Students

David Halperin | Posted 09.29.2016 | College
David Halperin

A group of Democratic members are sending a letter this morning calling on the Department of Education to "automatically discharge the debt" of all students who attended campuses run by now-bankrupt Corinthian Colleges, one of the worst actors in the scandalized for-profit college sector.

Reclaiming the Master Plan for Higher Education in California

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.26.2016 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

We must take on the naysayers directly, wrest the machinery of government from their dead cold hands, and make the necessary investments in our public colleges and universities. Only then will we be standing up for the original intent of California's path-breaking Master Plan for Higher Education.

Help for Corinthian Victims in California Governor's Hands

Robert Shireman | Posted 09.24.2016 | Business
Robert Shireman

Governor Brown could bring some additional help to Corinthian victims if, by October 11, he signs a bill currently on his desk.

Education Department Delays Relief For Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

Students who claim they were defrauded by for-profit schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. into taking out federal student loans will have to wait...

Corinthian to Justice Dept: Get Our Docs Before ECMC Abandons Them

David Halperin | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
David Halperin

Instead of being a model for how a predatory for-profit could become a non-profit, as the Department of Education had publicly hoped, so far ECMC looks like a pioneer in running a predatory non-profit.