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Kaplan's Graham Lobbies White House Against Debt Relief for Defrauded Students

David Halperin | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
David Halperin

Kaplan has been receiving as much as $1.5 billion annually in taxpayer-funded federal student aid. But students across the country have complained that Kaplan has engaged in deceptive or coercive recruiting.

Photo Copyright: Oscar Wilde, Richard Prince, and Your Instagram Content

Kim Farbota | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Kim Farbota

Foundations: Oscar Wilde and the Origins of Photo Copyright In 1882 a 27-year-old Oscar Wilde arrived in New York City. Wilde's best-known works, The...

Report Exposes For-Profit College Abuses in Converting to Non-Profits

David Halperin | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
David Halperin

The struggle is far from over to make higher education a place where student and taxpayer interests are placed at the forefront, where honest and effective education enterprises reap the greatest rewards, and where greedy and duplicitous operators are shown the door.

Scholarship Started by Donald Graham Sends Donor Money to Graham's For-Profit College

David Halperin | Posted 05.28.2016 | College
David Halperin

I hope TheDream.US fund and other efforts to invest in the Dreamers do keep growing. But I also hope the leaders of TheDream.US quickly decide that it is being tarnished by including as a participant a college that represents a blatant, unacceptable conflict of interest.

Mom Misled by Kaplan For-Profit College: Part of Miami Herald's Blockbuster Industry Expose

David Halperin | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
David Halperin

The Herald's disclosures about the way for-profit colleges have ripped off students and taxpayers, while buying influence with powerful politicians, are too many to recount, but here are just a few bites to tempt you.

Websites Promising Jobs and Medicaid Are Instead Bait for For-Profit College Telemarketers

David Halperin | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
David Halperin

The operations may well be in violation of federal statutes prohibiting deceptive marketing and unwanted telephone sales calls, as well as DOE laws and regulations barring payment of sales commissions to college recruiters. At the very least, they are guilty of using sleazy tactics to sell poor-quality products.

For-profit College Group APSCU Has Consistently Harbored Fraudulent Schools

David Halperin | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
David Halperin

Companies in your sector and your trade association are opposing a rule that would motivate career colleges to provide higher quality programs, at more affordable prices. Your opposition to the gainful employment rule is hurting students, taxpayers, and our economy.

Washington Post Opposes Regulating For-Profit Colleges Without Disclosing Publisher's Stake in the Industry

David Halperin | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
David Halperin

The Post failed to note that Weymouth sits on the board of Graham Holdings, the company that was formerly known as The Washington Post Company and that sold the newspaper to Jeff Bezos last year. Last October, Weymouth sold nearly $3 million worth of Graham Holdings shares; it's unclear what her current ownership stake is.

Which For-Profit College Lobbyist Are You?

David Halperin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Predatory for-profit colleges use deceptive and coercive tactics to pressure students into signing up. More than half of for-profit college students drop out within about four months.

Former Washington Post Co. Still Owns Stake in Embattled For-Profit Corinthian Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
David Halperin

Graham Holdings Co., the corporation that owned the Washington Post newspaper before selling it to Jeff Bezos last year, retains a major stake in Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit education company that is under investigation by a range of federal and state law enforcement agencies.

Giving Dreamers a Chance

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.12.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Resistance to immigration reform is, in many ways, a last grasp at salvaging the majority; but sociology is a tidal wave that inchoate outrage cannot stanch.

Finally, a Chance to Curb the Abuses of For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Halperin

It seems that the powerful for-profit college industry, which has used its taxpayer-provided riches -- up to $33 billion a year -- to buy the most expensive lawyers and lobbyists, and the allegiance of many in Congress to keep the money flowing, is finally on the run.

Going Postal: The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos and Model Building

Frank Islam | Posted 10.15.2013 | Media
Frank Islam

Graham felt comfortable "going postal" by bringing Jeff Bezos into the family. He knew that what the family and the nation needed at this point in time, and for the future, was a model builder.

Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.06.2013 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

The paper is at an important crossroads. Should The Washington Post's legacy of editorial independence, investigative journalism, outstanding writing and reporting, and service to the public become the victim of "frugality" and "customer obsessions", the paper will precipitously decline.

Bezos' Purchase of the Post Leaves Graham With Kaplan For-Profit College

David Halperin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
David Halperin

What will become of the rest of the old Washington Post Company, publicly traded and run by the Graham family? The fact is that the Post Company was already dominated, in several respects, by its lucrative Kaplan education subsidiary.

John Edwards and the Ed Prichard Example

Don McNay | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics
Don McNay

Edwards needs to get Prichard's biography. It's a good starting point on redemption and channeling great talents in a productive manner.

Chris Kirkham

Auction 2012: For-Profit Colleges Triumph With Weaker Rules | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

Auction 2012 is a weeklong series in collaboration with "The Dylan Ratigan Show" and United Republic. As the Great Recession propelled millions int...

Chris Kirkham

Kaplan University: Preying On 'Pain' And 'Fears' Of Low-Income Students Is Not 'Remotely Deceptive' | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

"Boiler room" sales tactics at some for-profit colleges have attracted unprecedented government and law enforcement scrutiny over the past two years. ...

Calling on Fred Hiatt and Donald Graham: Jennifer Rubin & Israel-Bashing?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

I would like to know from Jennifer Rubinwhat I have ever said that deserves the characterization I received today at the Washington Post. What does she consider makes me an Israel-basher?

Newsweek Blew It

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

Given the vast pension, health care and unfulfilled subscription liabilities Newsweek carries, it's likely the magazine is headed for extinction.