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Category Archives: for-profit institutions

The AFT Questionnaire for Presidential Candidates: Hillary Clintons’ Responses

The American Federation of Teachers has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. But the AFT asked each of the candidates to respond to a … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

The AFT Questionnaire for Presidential Candidates: Bernie Sanders’ Responses

The American Federation of Teachers has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. But the AFT asked each of the candidates to respond to a … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

The AFT Questionnaire for Presidential Candidates: Martin O’Malley’s Responses

The American Federation of Teachers has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. But the AFT asked each of the candidates to respond to a … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Campaign Proposals for Higher Education from Martin O’Malley

The following is taken from the website of Martin O’Malley’s presidential campaign. O’Malley is the first candidate to provide extensive proposals for higher education. _________________________ Governor O’Malley Believes Higher Education … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Current “Crises” in Higher Education

In an op-ed published by the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, James Baar identifies “Four Crises That Dog Higher Education”: 1. Inflation of product cost. 2. Deflation of product value. … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Delbanco: Outrageous Reality

Andrew Delbanco, writing in The New York Review of Books, looks over the state of American universities, noting the promise they once represented but writing that: Today this story is stalled. … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Peeling Back Still More Layers of the Scams Perpetuated by and through the Online For-Profit Universities

David Dayan’s article “’Chipping Away At My Soul': Insiders Detail The Decline And Fall Of Corinthian’s For-Profit College Empire” was the lead item in yesterday’s HuffPost College daily newsletter. If … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Update on Axact, the Pakistani “Diploma Mill”

The New York Times has run a follow-up to its investigative report on the business practices of Axact, a Pakistani corporation that has advertised itself as the “largest software exporter” … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Corinthian Colleges: There Is Almost Nothing Left, but There Was Next to Nothing There to Begin With

Stephen J. Lubben has contributed an article on the bankruptcy filing by Corinthian Colleges to the New York Times. Here are some excerpts from the article, titled “Corinthian Colleges’ Lean … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

News Brief from The Onion

For-Profit College Hastily Designs Diploma For Student On Verge Of Actually Graduating NEWS IN BRIEF • Education • College • News • Business • ISSUE 51•16 • Apr 22, 2015   http://www.theonion.com/articles/forprofit-college-hastily-designs-diploma-for-stud,38464/  

April 26, 2015 · 2 Comments
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