The newly released reports are worth examining, because they provide a window into the Education Department's enforcement efforts in recent years, as well as school practices.
Today the United States District Court in Idaho unsealed a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice under the federal False Claims Act against for-profit Stevens-Henager College and its affiliated schools CollegeAmerica and California College of San Diego.
As the public becomes increasingly aware that for-profit colleges have been ripping off taxpayers and ruining students' lives, there are risks of keynoting the APSCU conference.
The for-profit college industry is lobbying furiously to prevent the Obama Administration from issuing a strong "gainful employment" rule that would cut off aid to career training programs that consistently leave students with insurmountable debt.
Corinthian has a record of poor-quality education programs, sold to students through deceptive recruiting, and the company is now under investigation by more than a dozen state attorneys general and at least four federal law enforcement agencies.
We are better than this and deserve a member of Congress that represents the people, not simply those who bankroll their re-election campaign.
Time to find out how badly you rip off students and taxpayers.
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.
The Department of Education is proposing new rules tomorrow that would make for-profit colleges, universities and schools be more responsible for the ...
In seeking to block Obama's "gainful employment" rule, which would penalize career colleges that consistently leave their students worse off than they started, the industry's arguments have been as misleading as their tactics have been unscrupulous.
This morning, the Obama administration released its new proposed "gainful employment" rule, aimed at ending taxpayer support for college programs that claim to train people for careers but instead consistently leave their former students with shaky job prospects and insurmountable debt.
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.
In July of 2012, after a two-year investigation, the Senate HELP Committee released a scathing report on the for-profit college industry. The investig...
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.
Instead of trying again to put lipstick on their diseased pig, wise players in the sector should start figuring out how to change their business model and make money by actually helping students to train, at affordable prices, for genuine careers.
If for-profit college executives want to make their institutions truly "indispensable," they should shift their priorities from deceptive advertising, Washington lobbying, and media spinning, and start truly focusing on preparing students for careers.