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For Profit Schools

EdSel(l)s: Assessing For-Profit Schools

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

For-profit schools have no incentives to consider long term educational or social goals. Obsessed with achievement metrics that might persuade consumers to purchase their product, they often exclude students with cognitive, emotional or behavioral problems.

Gov't To Erase Debt For Students Who Attended Now-Defunct Corinthian Schools

Associated Press | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will erase much of the debt of students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, officials announc...

The Bridge to Nowhere?

Ed Gragert | Posted 05.01.2016 | Education
Ed Gragert

These are some of the oft-repeated rationales for "low-cost" private, for-profit schools when confronted with the question of how best to provide sustained and quality education to young people in Kenya, Ghana and other countries in which they are implementing their non-state education models.

How Public Education Dollars Are Flowing Into For-Profit Companies

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

Versions of this story were co-published with The Daily Beast, Raleigh News & Observer and Charlotte Observer. In late February, the North Carolina...

John Oliver On For-Profit Schools: 'A First-Class Education In The Depths Of Human Depravity'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.08.2014 | Comedy

On the first "Last Week Tonight" following his August break, John Oliver had an important message for college students: stop watching his show right n...

Republican-Backed, For-Profit School In Grade-Deletion Scandal

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

A Tennessee for-profit, online public school has come under fire this week after an internal email that appeared to be ordering teachers to delete the...

Republican Leader Touts For-Profit Colleges In 'Rebranding' Speech

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) rehashed the education portion of the GOP platform Tuesday, promoting for-profit colleges in a speech label...

Education Is Hope

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II | Posted 01.02.2013 | Education
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II

We have a national crisis in education. Things must change and change quickly. I join Senator Harkin and my colleagues in the House in demanding better performance from the for-profit college industry that serves millions of students across this nation.

For-Profit Education: Value for Whom?

Jeremy Dehn | Posted 11.20.2012 | College
Jeremy Dehn

For-profit colleges' alleged support of increased accountability across all colleges and universities is yet another position that reeks of PR posturing by emphasizing some details at the expense of far more pertinent ones.

Floridians Won't Pull The 'Parental Trigger'

Mike Lapointe | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Mike Lapointe

The Florida Senate blocked a piece of legislation Friday that would give parents -- and likely private business interests -- significantly more influence over the state school system.

Simone Landon

Legislator Plays Ball Against For-Profit Charter Schools | Simone Landon | Posted 11.29.2011 | Detroit

As a bill that would lift the cap on Michigan's charter schools is back up for debate in the state House this week, one lawmaker is trying to ensure t...

Charters Schools: Cashing In On Education

StateImpact Ohio | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

Traditional public school districts and charter schools have long been at odds in Ohio, but that strain is most noticeable when it comes to schools ru...

Feds Go After Culinary Schools

Slashfood | Clare Leschin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Federal regulators are threatening to crack down on for-profit schools that are eager to take students' cash, but aren't necessarily coming through wi...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit Colleges Cashing In On Veterans | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been enrolling in for-profit colleges at substantially higher rates during...