Week in Review

Jun/04/2015 - 9:53pm

Career College Central Summary:

Things are heating up in the bankruptcy case of Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., the for-profit education chain that shut down in April.

The Huffington Post is out with a story saying filings in the bankruptcy case and other proceedings are filled with allegations of wrongdoing against Corinthian.

The basic charge is not new. …

Jun/03/2015 - 9:10pm

Career College Central Summary:

Prior to the release of the New York Times bestselling investigative exposé Clinton Cash by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer, Hillary Clinton and her supporters claimed she was among the most vetted political figures in America—a candidate about whom everything was known.

16: Bloomberg: A For-Profit University Put …

Jun/03/2015 - 9:03pm

Career College Central Summary:

First-generation college students, or students whose parents have not earned a four-year degree, face unique psychological challenges.

Although perhaps supportive of higher education, their parents and family members may view their entry into college as a break in the family system rather than a continuation of their schooling.

In families, role assignments about work, …

Jun/03/2015 - 8:59pm

Career College Central Summary:

By now, you've probably heard the news about the closing and recent bankruptcy filing announcement of Corinthian Colleges, one of the largest for-profit higher education organizations in the U.S. At its peak, the organization enrolled almost 80,000 students per year.

In April, the organization announced the immediate closing of its remaining 26 campuses, …

Jun/03/2015 - 8:53pm

Career College Central Summary:

Schaumburg-based Career Education is cutting 149 Illinois jobs as the higher education company shuts down its campuses.

The cuts at Career Education are among 852 layoffs reported last month to the Illinois Department of Labor as part of the Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. They were made public Wednesday.

Career Education's layoffs …

Jun/02/2015 - 5:35pm

Career College Central Summary:

It couldn’t be a sunnier, more beautiful day to exit your lives — or enter them — depending on how you care to look at it. After all, here you are four years later in your graduation togs with your parents looking on, waiting to celebrate. The question is: Celebrate what exactly?

In …

Jun/02/2015 - 5:30pm

Career College Central Summary:

American colleges and universities, long thought to be the glory of the nation, are in more than a little trouble.

American colleges, dating back to Harvard’s founding in 1636, have been modeled on the residential colleges of Oxford and Cambridge. The idea is that students live on or near (sometimes breathtakingly beautiful) campuses, …

Jun/02/2015 - 5:25pm

Career College Central Summary:

Somewhere along the line, we collectively decided to hate our government.

Not in a philosophical (gotta love that Constitution) or a jingoistic (don't touch that flag) sense, but rather in a bureaucracy-is-a-pain-in-the-butt kind of way.

 

We determined, with some justification, that anything government related had to be bloated, inefficient and possibly corrupt.

 

So we began …

Jun/02/2015 - 5:19pm

Career College Central Summary:

The Miami Herald’s Higher-Ed Hustle investigation of for-profit colleges has attracted national attention. But for more than a month, Gov. Rick Scott didn't say a word about it.

In early May, the Herald asked Scott’s press office if the governor wanted to weigh in. There was no response. 

Monday morning, Scott was in Miami …

Jun/01/2015 - 8:50pm

Career College Central Summary:

Amid mounting national pressure on the Obama administration to forgive billions of dollars of federal loans owed by former students of the now defunct Corinthian Colleges, the most powerful man on the education committee in the U.S. House, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., has remained remarkably quiet until now.

Some federal lawmakers, state attorneys …

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