Week in Review

Oct/08/2014 - 8:05pm

Career College Central Summary:

Cost is an always present thought for college students. Rightly so, because college is getting more expensive.

The average student-loan debt for a 2014 college graduate was $33,000, according to an analysis of government data by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher at Edvisors, a group of websites about planning and paying for college.

That number doesn’t …

Oct/08/2014 - 7:59pm

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On 8 May 2013, Cooper Union students calmly walked into the president’s office and took up their residence.

They did not leave for the next 65 days.

The months-long sit-in, which is sometimes referred to as Occupy Cooper Union, was staged to protest the school’s decision to impose tuition – something the school had …

Oct/07/2014 - 4:26pm

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Bill Maher declared the district of the Minnesota Republican his top target for flipping from red to blue. Why?

First and foremost, because Kline chairs the House Education and Workforce Committee and gets donations from, apparently, the worst villains this side of the Joker and Lex Luthor: for-profit colleges.

After running through a parade …

Oct/07/2014 - 4:14pm

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Report: Postsecondary Outcomes for Non-First-Time Students

Organizations: a joint project of the student-coaching firm InsideTrack, the American Council on Education, NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, and the National Student Clearinghouse

Summary: This new study on the completion rates of students who have re-enrolled in college …

Oct/07/2014 - 4:09pm

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Democratic lawmakers are calling for more federal regulations and oversight of for-profit colleges. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) touted the support of more than a dozen attorneys general for their Proprietary Education Oversight Coordination Improvement Act, which would allow the federal government to increase accountability …

Oct/07/2014 - 4:02pm

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Fourteen state attorneys general have released a letter supporting better federal oversight of for-profit colleges.

The letter is addressed to two Democratic U.S. lawmakers—Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland—who wrote legislation that calls for, among other things, the establishment of an interagency oversight committee spanning the …

Oct/06/2014 - 10:45pm

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The Association for Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) has now failed three times to convince federal judges to strike down a U.S. Department of Education regulation that has forced for-profit colleges to overhaul their recruiting policies.

But that is not stopping the for-profit college lobbying group from continuing to call on the …

Oct/06/2014 - 10:39pm

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An upstart private college says there was no intent to trick students when it changed its online identity to sound similar to a more established post-secondary institution, the college’s lawyer told B.C. Supreme Court.

“Given (Vancouver Career College’s) overall advertising and admissions policies, there was no deception to the public,” Luciana Brasil told …

Oct/06/2014 - 10:34pm

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The Democratic candidate for attorney general, Susan Happ, vows she’d join efforts by counterparts in other states to crack down on for-profit colleges that often leave students with huge amounts of debt and few career prospects or, in many cases, not even a college degree.

The issue has flared in recent years in …

Oct/06/2014 - 10:27pm

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Republican Rep. John Kline, a powerful committee chairman in Washington who is running for a seventh term, faces a changing district that was won by President Obama in 2012.

Democrats would like to exploit that paradox with challenger Mike Obermueller, a former Minnesota House legislator who came within eight percentage points of defeating …

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