For-Profit Colleges Use Distortions to Enlist Students to Oppose Obama Rules

Steve Gunderson, the former congressman (R-WI), who heads the discredited, depleted for-profit college trade group CECU (formerly APSCU), is working hard to defeat a new Obama Administration rule that would (1) provide debt relief...

For-Profit Colleges Press Traditional Colleges To Oppose Obama Rules

The for-profit college industry clearly is spending heavily to try to convince non-profit and public colleges to oppose new Department of Education regulations imposing accountability on badly-performing schools. Last week I wrote about how...

ITT Tech: We’ll Change Our Recruiting Strategy To Raise Revenues (?)

Troubled predatory for-profit college ITT Tech said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last night that in order to raise enough money to cover a new letter of credit requirement imposed...

New CEO Says DeVry Is Seeking to Resolve Deception Charges

Lisa Wardell, who joined DeVry Education Group as CEO on May 24, says the for-profit college company is “working to resolve” claims made in a lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission that DeVry misled students about job...

House Science Hearing on ExxonMobil & Subpoenas: What You Should Know

This morning, the House Science Committee is holding an unusual hearing, at which the committee’s chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), apparently aims to justify subpoenas he already has issued to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts...

ITT Tech Collapse: Radio Version

I’ve been on some radio shows this week to discuss the collapse of predatory ITT Tech, the fate of students, and the future of for-profit colleges.

Good Riddance: 6 Facts About Shut-Down ITT Tech

This morning, one of the nation’s biggest for-profit colleges, ITT Tech, announced that it has permanently shut down its academic operations and fired the “overwhelming majority” of its more than 8,000 employees. In a typically...

Experts Warn Competency-Based Education Can Be Abused, pt. 2

Editor’s note from David Halperin: Last week, we posted a piece reporting concerns by a leading higher education expert (who asked not to be identified by name because of job concerns) that lobbying could weaken protections...

At Risk: For-Profit College Converts To Non-Profit Status

The U.S. Department of Education yesterday took a momentous step, deciding that the CollegeAmerica / Stevens-Henager / CEHE chain of colleges, despite formally converting from a for-profit to a non-profit enterprise, is still acting...

Risks of Fraud in Competency-Based Education

An audit report released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General could potentially trigger efforts in Congress to eliminate a critical legal requirement for college programs to receive...