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Must Everybody Have a College Degree to Get a Decent Job?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joel Shatzky

The explosion in student college attendance, increasing by almost 50% from 13 to 19 million in the last twenty years is due in part to the "for-profit" institutions that have been springing up around the country.

We Don't Need No (For-Profit) Education

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

The for-profit college industry is offering prospective students certificates and degrees that are often useless after badgering them into signing up for federal student loans that they may never be able to repay.

GAO PSC Interview Transcripts Online

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Thanks to the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy the transcripts of twenty three interviews done by the Government Accoun...

For-Profit College Recruiters Use Deceptive Practices To Lure Potential Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A new Government Accountability Office report confirms that for-profit college recruiters not only mislead potential students about their post-graduat...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 23: PSC, What's That? A U.S. Military Perspective

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the twenty third installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO re...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 22: A Convoy Was Attacked? Really, You Don't Say

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the twenty second installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO report.

The GAO Transcripts, Part 21: We Do Not Work For the U.S. Military

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the twenty first installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO re...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 20: When PSC Cause "Mission Creep"

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the twentieth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO repor...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 19: When PSCs Hurt U.S. Troops

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the nineteenth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO repo...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 18: IPOA Defends PSC Against Memo 17

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the eighteenth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO repo...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 17: Use of PSC is Cost Prohibitive

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the 17th installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts. Among the interesting revelations are that background checks are outsourced to a corporate security office.

The GAO Transcripts, Part 16: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the sixteenth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO repor...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 15: Coordination is Easier Said Than Done

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the fifteenth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO repor...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 14: When PSCs and Soldiers Throwdown

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the fourteenth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO repo...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 13: Houston, We've Had A Problem

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

No, this is not about the Apollo 13 mission. But this is the thirteenth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that...

Private Security Contractors in Iraq: Where are we going?"

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

I previously highlighted some notable excerpts from the first day of a recent two day set of hearings held by the Commission on Wartime Contracting in...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 12: Can't We All Just Coordinate?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the twelfth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO report ...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 11: Back in The Iraqi PMC Gold Rush Days

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the eleventh installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO report...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 10: Blackwater Would Have Cooperated if Only the Other PSCs Had Blackberries

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the tenth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO report "R...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 9: Tracking the Unknown Unknowns

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the ninth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO report "R...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 8: WANTED: Village Idiots Guide for PSC/Military Relationships

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the eighth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO report "...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 7: It All Depends on What One Means by "May"

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the seventh installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO report ...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 6: Coordinating PSC Activities in Iraq

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the sixth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO report "R...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 5: Could the Military Trust the PSCs?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This is the fifth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO report "R...

The GAO Transcripts: Part 4, A British PSC Viewpoint

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Another installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that were prepared pursuant to the July 2005 GAO report "Rebuilding Iraq: Actions Needed To Improve Use of Private Security Providers."