Yes, This University Of Phoenix Ad Lies About Unemployment Situation to Sell Kids Expensive, Worthless Degrees

By: Tuesday September 25, 2012 11:07 am

Matt Yglesias uses his perch at Slate for the important work of criticizing a tweet I made a few days ago about a University of Phoenix ad I saw. Yglesias makes a distinction between saying on a macro level that there exists a mismatch in skills for employees in America, and saying on a micro [...]

For-Profit Colleges Slammed in Senate Report

By: Monday July 30, 2012 8:15 am

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has delivered a fairly scathing report on for-profit colleges, arguing that they have provided far more benefits for shareholders than the students that matriculate at their institutions. As of 2009, the report said, three-quarters of students in for-profit colleges attended institutions owned either by publicly traded [...]

Before Retirement, Olympia Snowe’s Husband Dealing With For-Profit Education Corruption Lawsuit

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 11:34 am

We’re hearing all the paeans to Olympia Snowe today, that brave bipartisan moderate who was shamefully thrust out of Congress by extremists. The fact that Snowe had no credible challenger with two weeks before the deadline for filing doesn’t play into this, nor does the fact that she didn’t actually show the courage claimed in [...]

DoE Moves Forward With Gainful Employment Rule for For-Profit Colleges

By: Thursday June 2, 2011 6:28 am

The Department of Education advanced their gainful employment rule that targets for-profit colleges and vocational programs who have successfully used public money through grants and student loans to increase their business, while delivering little of value to students. The rule effectively would shut down for-profit programs that repeatedly fail to show, through certain measures, that [...]

Education Department Writes Rules on For-Profit Colleges

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 9:07 am

I hold no brief for the Department of Education, but one area where they have been pretty good is the for-profit colleges which basically have cranked out worthless pieces of paper for students and saddled them with hardships in the form of student loans from which they can’t recover. The Administration has been monitoring this, [...]

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