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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.

Embattled For-Profit College EDMC Enlists Students as Lobbyists

David Halperin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
David Halperin

Republic Report has obtained an email sent last week from EDMC management to staff urging them to become lobbyists for the cause by sending messages to the Obama administration and Congress.

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.

School Choice Is a Whale-Sized Red Herring

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

The connective tissue of our nation is under assault. Rather than inviting our children into public spaces to learn, we are setting up mechanisms for families to isolate their children in settings that share only their particular view of society.

Charged With Protecting Students, Congressman Kline Instead Serves For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Halperin

Representative John Kline, Republican of Minnesota, chairs the House Education and the Workforce Committee. He also is a living symbol of the Republican Party's shameful loyalty to big for-profit colleges.

Did For-Profit College EDMC Merge Canadian and U.S. Campuses to Evade The Law?

David Halperin | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
David Halperin

The owners of America's big for-profit colleges have developed a big bag of tricks to keep tens of billions of federal dollars flowing their way, regardless of the bad consequences for students and taxpayers. Every time we think we've seen it all, a new brazen tactic emerges.

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.

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Chain Engages In 'Predatory Lending', Whistleblower Claims | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Another former recruiting manager has come forward with allegations that a prominent for-profit college chain routinely misled students about tuition ...

Chris Kirkham

Auction 2012: For-Profit Colleges Triumph With Weaker Rules | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

Auction 2012 is a weeklong series in collaboration with "The Dylan Ratigan Show" and United Republic. As the Great Recession propelled millions int...

States Missing Out On Revenue From Whistle-Blower Law

Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

(Andrew Longstreth) - For many states, a law intended to root out corruption also has been good for the bottom line. Over the last decade, more...

Chris Kirkham

Justice Department, Four States Say For-Profit College Corporation Violated Federal Law | Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

The U.S. Justice Department and four states sued the nation’s second-largest for-profit college corporation on Monday, alleging in a wide-ranging co...

Executives Collect $2 Billion Running U.S. For-Profit Colleges: BusinessWeek

Bloomberg | John Hechinger and John Lauerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Strayer Education Inc., a chain of for-profit colleges that receives three-quarters of its revenue from U.S. taxpayers, paid Chairman and Chief Execut...

Degreed And Jobless, For-Profit College Graduate Turns To Stripping

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

After graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Carrianne Howard hoped to find a job in the video game industry. She did -- kind of. Fo...