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Websites Promising Jobs and Medicaid Are Instead Bait for For-Profit College Telemarketers

David Halperin | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
David Halperin

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.

What's The Value Of A College Degree?

William Eger | Posted 12.02.2014 | College
William Eger

For MOOCs to seriously challenge traditional universities (not just the online lecture circuit) they need to offer an enticing reward to push students through the drudgery.

Education With a Debt Sentence

Astra Taylor | Posted 11.22.2014 | College
Astra Taylor

The mantra is everywhere: a college education is the only way to climb out of poverty and create a better life. For-profit schools allow Wall Street investors and corporate executives to cash in on this faith.

VIDEO: With Senator Warren Watching, Suze Orman Denies, Admits, Rationalizes Teaching at University of Phoenix

David Halperin | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

It's hard to square Orman's initial denial with the admission that immediately followed. Perhaps it was a lawyerish parsing -- "it depends on what the meaning of 'at' is."

University Of Phoenix Founder Dies

AP | BOB SEAVEY and ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business

PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about death of University of Phoenix founder John Sperling, The Associated Press reported erroneously the day that...

University Of Phoenix Facing Federal Review

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | College

NEW YORK (AP) -- Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs...

Suze Orman Warns Against Private Student Loans, Yet Teaches at University of Phoenix

David Halperin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
David Halperin

Federal loans and grants don't come close to covering Phoenix's high prices, and like other big for-profits, the University of Phoenix does not normally provide anything like the level of in-house scholarship funding to lower-income students that many nonprofit and state colleges offer.

More Probes, Oversight (And Dress Codes) for Predatory For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
David Halperin

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.

Anger vs. Passion - #FactsOnly

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 06.01.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

If we are going to talk solutions, we need to clearly understand the problems; and when people talk about society, progress and injustice, the numbers don't lie.

The Most Googled Question In 2013..

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2013 | Technology

On Tuesday, Google released its annual "Zeitgeist" lists, running down the top search terms in the U.S. this past year. These end-of-year lists offer ...

Corruption Threatens Obama Action on For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Despite President Obama's obvious awareness of the egregious, widespread nature of the problem, his own team may be on the verge of failing to effectively implement a key measure needed to hold for-profit colleges accountable for such abuses.

Steve Forbes, the Olympics, Congress and Other Stuff For-Profit Colleges Buy With Your Tax Dollars

David Halperin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
David Halperin

America's for-profit colleges are receiving as much as $33 billion in a single year from your tax money, and billions more from the pockets of students, a lot of whom are left deep in debt and jobless from their encounters with predatory schools.

Jason Linkins

GOOD Now A Booster For Military Drone Tech | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

In the not-too-distant past, there was a magazine called GOOD, which was dedicated to all things positive -- philanthropy, advancement ... really, any...

There is No Way I Can Pay My University of Phoenix Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I have private student loans with University of Phoenix. I was able to pay off one of the loans however ...

Suze Orman Teaching Personal Finance Class -- At the University of Phoenix

David Halperin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
David Halperin

Orman's decision to join the University of Phoenix faculty and thus give her seal of approval to the institution does a disservice to Americans across the country who count on her for unvarnished and useful financial advice.

Pedagogy of the Depressed

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.09.2013 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

Can students really be taught critical thinking, civics, and citizenship skills in a standardized format that values conformity? Will relying on MOOCs and automation in the long-term turn professors into "delivery managers" and students into automatons and passive consumers rather than citizens?

That Sound You Hear Is the Online Education Pendulum Swinging Back Toward Quality

Dr. Carlos Campo | Posted 04.02.2013 | College
Dr. Carlos Campo

Those of us in the higher education online marketplace have seen the "for-profits" a bit similarly, as though they had created so much momentum that there was simply no way to stop their progress. Then 2012 came.

Chris Kirkham

College Accreditation Panel Recommends For-Profit University Probation | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

A team of accreditors reviewing the University of Phoenix has recommended that the school be placed on probation, the university's parent said Monday,...

As Massachusetts Attorney General Probes Vanished For-Profit College, Senators Call for Broad Review

David Halperin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
David Halperin

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says she's expanded her investigation of whether for-profit colleges have deceived students in her state about their prices, graduation rates and job placement records.

Colleges With The Highest Enrollment In The Country

Posted 01.08.2013 | College

If you go to a large state university with 30,000 students, which accounts for half of the town's population, a bigger school may seem unimaginable. N...

'We Felt Abandoned'

AINN | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

By Sarah Pavlus Amid online education wave, a rural college chooses face-to-face programs As online higher education programs grab headline...

Controversial Partnerships Undermined By Group's Past 'Kill'

Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

By Sarah Pavlus University of Phoenix fought against community college expansion For-profit university lobbied against community college bac...

Controversial Group's Strategy Raises Concern Over 'Inappropriate' Partnerships

Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

By Sarah Pavlus For-profit university targets community college students University of Phoenix says new relationships will restore profits, ...

Controversial For-Profit College Industry Using Your Tax Dollars to Support Romney Victory

David Halperin | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
David Halperin

As the truth catches up with the major for-profit colleges, it appears these companies are doubling down on a Mitt Romney victory as their last best hope to retain unquestioned access to a torrent of taxpayer money.

Google's Biggest Advertiser Will Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

One for-profit college is spending a lot of money to make sure that people see its ads. The University of Phoenix spent the most money on Google Ad...