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Gainful Employment and Higher Ed Funding: Investing in Programs That Work

Gail Mellow | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Gail Mellow

It's time we look to them as the most obvious source of funding to support our public colleges and start investing our money into a system that we know works.

Obama Administration Unveils Final Rule To Crack Down On For-Profit Colleges

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.30.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government. Sch...

Homeless Kids Hurt by For-Profit Colleges

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

As a result of their aggressive recruiting and their low investment in actual education, for-profit schools saw more than half of the students enrolled in 2008 leave within a median of four months, without a degree or certification, just troublesome debt.

Exposed: For-Profit Colleges' Blueprint for Blocking Obama Regulations

David Halperin | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
David Halperin

Posted on the website of an accounting firm in Puerto Rico is a revealing PowerPoint presentation dated February 20, 2014, and credited to Steve Gunderson, the CEO of APSCU. It outlines APSCU's plan for defeating the Obama administration's key regulation aimed at holding for-profit colleges accountable for leaving students with insurmountable debt.

Bob Kerrey to Keynote Meeting of For-Profit Colleges Charged With Abusing Vets

David Halperin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Kerry, a 1992 candidate for president who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for his brave acts as a Navy Seal in Vietnam, has chosen to back an industry that has many big players who are systematically abusing students, notably our veterans and active duty service members.

Whistleblower Lawsuit Versus Harris For-Profit College Is Tip of the Iceberg

David Halperin | Posted 04.23.2014 | College
David Halperin

Harris School of Business has been receiving about $100 million a year in our taxpayer money, despite claims of fraud and abuse in this whistleblower action and other lawsuits against the school.

Embattled For-Profit College EDMC Enlists Students as Lobbyists

David Halperin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
David Halperin

Republic Report has obtained an email sent last week from EDMC management to staff urging them to become lobbyists for the cause by sending messages to the Obama administration and Congress.

Enrollment Falling At For-Profit Colleges

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 12.19.2012 | College

When the University of Phoenix, the country's largest university, announced this week it's closing 115 campuses and satellite locations, it signaled m...

For-Profit Colleges: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old

David Halperin | Posted 06.09.2012 | College
David Halperin

Instead of using his stature to lead his industry to a more responsible place, Steve Gunderson appears only to be pursuing a strategic alliance with traditional colleges to avoid accountability measures.

Senate Hearing Slams For-Profit College For Subprime Mortgage Type Loans

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 08.07.2011 | College

Washington -- Students attending for-profit colleges are subject to subprime mortgage-like loans that saddle them with thousands of dollars in debt an...

Students and Taxpayers Deserve Accountability

Randy Proto | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Randy Proto

Students don't care which institution people in power prefer; neither do taxpayers. Students care about whether they are getting a fair deal ­and accurate information.

For-Profit Education Shares Dive On Loan Data

AP | TALI ARBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

NEW YORK — Shares of for-profit education companies slid Monday as government data showed that many of their students aren't repaying school loa...

For-Profit Colleges Rein In Recruiting Tactics

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

DENVER — Two for-profit colleges whose recruiting tactics were singled out in a scathing undercover government investigation are pledging to stop us...

Gainful Employment?

Randy Proto | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Randy Proto

The U.S. Department of Education is trying to give students that clearer picture and protection from making what it deems could be wrong choices with its new regulation called "Gainful Employment."