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Former Federal Prosecutor To Keep An Eye On Controversial For-Profit College

AP | Kimberly Hefling | Posted 07.18.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has agreed to serve as an independent monitor of a troubled for-profit education compa...

Controversial For-Profit College Seeking To Reassure Students They Won't Get Screwed Over

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 07.09.2014 | College

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A for-profit education company sought to reassure nervous students Tuesday that they'll be able to finish their degrees ev...

Major For-Profit College Chain To Dump Most Campuses

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 07.04.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday...

Troubled For-Profit College Misses Deadline

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 07.02.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department failed to meet a deadline to map ou...

For-profit College Group APSCU Has Consistently Harbored Fraudulent Schools

David Halperin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
David Halperin

Companies in your sector and your trade association are opposing a rule that would motivate career colleges to provide higher quality programs, at more affordable prices. Your opposition to the gainful employment rule is hurting students, taxpayers, and our economy.

Major For-Profit College Chain Is 'One Of The Worst,' Senators Say

AP | Posted 06.26.2014 | College

NEW YORK (AP) -- A dozen U.S. senators, all Democrats, are pushing Corinthian Colleges Inc. to stop accepting new students in a letter to the Departme...

Embattled Colleges Reach Tentative Agreement With Education Department

AP | Posted 06.23.2014 | College

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement that will allow the for-profit educ...

For-Profit Corinthian Colleges on the Brink: Who's Responsible?

David Halperin | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business
David Halperin

There will undoubtedly be serious disruptions if a major for-profit college with tens of thousands of students collapses. But the last thing government should be doing is to spend more taxpayer dollars to drive more students into bad deals at predatory colleges.

Embattled For-Profit College Chain May Shut Down

AP | Posted 06.19.2014 | College

NEW YORK (AP) — Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit education company with about 75,000 students nationwide, warned Thursday that it may fail as it cl...

For-Profit College Enrolls, 'Exploits' Student Who Reads at Third-grade Level

David Halperin | Posted 06.05.2014 | College
David Halperin

A librarian at a southern California campus of Everest College abruptly resigned last week, deeply upset that the for-profit school had admitted into its criminal justice program a 37-year-old man who appears to read at a third-grade level.

Top Donor for House Education Chair Is For-Profit College Facing Federal and State Fraud Probes

David Halperin | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

As reported yesterday by OpenSecrets, Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) has no serious opposition in her bid for reelection, yet has received more than $800,000 in campaign contributions. More than half of that money has come from outside North Carolina, much of it from corporate special interests.

Washington Post Opposes Regulating For-Profit Colleges Without Disclosing Publisher's Stake in the Industry

David Halperin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
David Halperin

The Post failed to note that Weymouth sits on the board of Graham Holdings, the company that was formerly known as The Washington Post Company and that sold the newspaper to Jeff Bezos last year. Last October, Weymouth sold nearly $3 million worth of Graham Holdings shares; it's unclear what her current ownership stake is.

For-Profit College Offers Students Pizza to Lobby Against Obama Regulation

David Halperin | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
David Halperin

While it storms government offices with high-priced lobbyists, the for-profit college industry also is aiming to flood Washington with cards and letters from their students and staff opposing President Obama's gainful employment rule.

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.

Head of Teachers College Group Sits on Board of Predatory Corinthian Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Education
David Halperin

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.

Former Washington Post Co. Still Owns Stake in Embattled For-Profit Corinthian Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
David Halperin

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.

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Accused Of Luring Students Into Predatory Loans | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.27.2014 | Business

The federal consumer protection agency filed suit on Wednesday against ITT Educational Services, accusing the major for-profit college corporation of ...

Federal and State Law Enforcement Dramatically Escalate For-Profit College Probes

David Halperin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
David Halperin

A year ago, if you were Jack Massimino, CEO of Corinthian Colleges, you might've been feeling pretty good. Things may look very different now. Although the company tried to put a happy face on it in reporting to investors, student enrollments are down, revenue is down, the stock price has declined, and the company is laying off staff.

Chris Kirkham

Feds Probe For-Profit College Accused Of Creating Fake Jobs | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.06.2014 | Business

The Obama administration has launched a probe into job placement rates advertised by Corinthian Colleges Inc., a major for-profit college operator, su...

State Attorneys General Open Major Investigations of Big For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
David Halperin

The predatory for-profit colleges still have plenty of fight in them, and plenty of cash to hire lawyers to try to gut these investigations. But at last there is hope that another generation of students won't be deceived, abused, and abandoned, by the bad actors in the for-profit college industry.

Chris Kirkham

Senator Accuses For-Profit College Chain Of Defrauding Taxpayers | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

A top Senate Democrat on Thursday called for the Obama administration and collegiate accreditors to investigate whether a major for-profit college com...

Chris Kirkham

Why A For-Profit College Set This Man Up With A Fake Job (On Purpose) | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Eric Parms enrolled at an Everest College campus in the suburbs of Atlanta in large part because recruiters promised he would have little trouble secu...

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.

For-profit College Group, Linked to ALEC, Keeps Working to Harm Students and Taxpayers

David Halperin | Posted 02.08.2014 | College
David Halperin

It's a busy time for APSCU, the trade association of America's for-profit colleges. The group spends its time trying to block reasonable measures to hold the worst actors in its industry responsible for their systematic abuses of students and taxpayers.

Finally, a Chance to Curb the Abuses of For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Halperin

It seems that the powerful for-profit college industry, which has used its taxpayer-provided riches -- up to $33 billion a year -- to buy the most expensive lawyers and lobbyists, and the allegiance of many in Congress to keep the money flowing, is finally on the run.