A state court in Denver has just unsealed the complaint that the Colorado attorney general brought late last year against CollegeAmerica / Stevens-Henager, a former for-profit college network that recently converted to non-profit status.
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.
Let's make an even greater investment in the Pell Grant program. And let's eradicate labor market inequalities that reward white high school dropouts with greater access to jobs than black graduates with a community college degree.
For 16 years, Edith Bartley has stood strong, the de facto spokeswoman for 11 U.S. families who suffered permanent loss in al-Qaeda's first terrorist attack on American civilians. Bartley came to the Manhattan federal courthouse Friday to see one of the men captured for carrying out al-Qaeda's lethal mission receive his sentence.
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.
The President has introduced only the grand idea of providing tuition-free education for all students attending community colleges, an idea which, at first glance, seems to have great merit. But at this point we know very few details.
There has been no public announcement, but the Quad Partners website now lists Inside Higher Ed as one of its investments, among a range of education-related companies, including for-profit trade schools.
This Monday, a Minnesota appellate court panel upheld a jury's verdict ordering Globe University to pay $395,000 in compensatory damages to Heidi Weber, a former academic department head for the university.
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.
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.
I have repeatedly sought comment from Caffee and his co-founder, Shaun Ritchie, including after reading Caffee's letter, and they have not responded.
With APSCU leading the effort to overturn the Obama administration's "gainful employment rule," and with the collapse of Corinthian raising issues about how to protect students when predatory for-profit colleges fail, it's crucial to understand that this industry signs up many of its students through blatant deceptions.
Who is operating all these scam websites, aimed at tricking struggling people into getting on sales calls for for-profit colleges? And when will the big for-profit colleges linked to these operations -- companies that get 85 to 90 percent of their revenues from taxpayers -- tell us the truth about how they do their business?
With more than $30 billion a year in taxpayer money going to the for-profit college industry, the shady world of generating leads of potential students is a thousand-headed regenerating hydra, and I am only beginning to discover that a lot more information is hiding in plain sight.
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.
The complaint repeats many of the claims from APSCU's suit to strike down the 2011 gainful employment rule: that the DOE didn't have the authority to issue such a rule; that the Department has not provided a reasoned basis for the rule; and that the rule is "unlawful, arbitrary, and irrational."