Will this latest court decision convince Globe University officials to stop pointing the finger at others and deflecting blame? Hopefully. It's well overdue and their students and graduates deserve better.
Durbin said that ECMC's CEO, Dave Hawn, had indicated that he had listened to the concerns of Durbin and others and agreed to drop a policy forcing students to give up their right to bring grievances with the school to court.
The question posed for you by the story of for-profit colleges is whether you want to be paid to shield the privileged even when they engage in blatant abuses, or whether you want to use your talents and creativity to help build a stronger, more just, more innovative, and more productive society that benefits everyone.
While Arthur Keiser exposed his own abuse of nonprofit rules, he does not win the prize for honesty in IRS reporting by fake nonprofit colleges. That claim to fame goes to Carl Barney, owner of several colleges including a data-processing vocational school he patriotically renamed College America.
Federal aid is not supposed to go to colleges that are not responsible and capable in handling it. The admissions these college owners have made to the IRS are enough; there is no reason to wait for an IRS audit. Taxpayers do not need to put up with this.
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.