Week in Review

Apr/13/2015 - 11:13pm

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An activist who is calling for the abolition of student debt visited the UCLA School of Law Thursday for a panel discussion on student debt.

Laura Hanna co-founded the Debt Collective, which seeks to organize those with high debt to fight their student loans. The collective focuses its work on combating practices at …

Apr/13/2015 - 11:07pm

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With students at Corinthian University last week making national news for going on strike and refusing to pay their college loans, it’s an opportune time to re-examine the relationship between the costs of higher education, what students get in return and whether these institutions have any accountability to their charges and the …

Apr/12/2015 - 8:01pm

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The attorney general, in California Kamala Harris and nine other states is pushing in hard to erase debts due against the students who are in constant trouble because of giant Corinthian Colleges.

In a letter sent Thursday to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the attorneys general argue that the Santa-Ana based …

Apr/12/2015 - 7:55pm

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For a university dedicated to flashy disciplines like film and music recording, Full Sail at first glance has a rather unflashy campus. To find it, you drive north from the Orlando airport to Winter Park on one of those tedious Florida streets lined with telephone poles, drainage ditches and chain restaurants. Eventually …

Apr/12/2015 - 7:50pm

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Corinthian Colleges, the embattled for-profit education company, is going on the offensive in California as it looks to sell its remaining campuses that continue to enroll thousands of students. 

The company has accused state Attorney General Kamala Harris of preventing the sale by making “unreasonable demands” of potential buyers. And it’s pressing her …

Apr/12/2015 - 7:47pm

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ITT Educational Services has asked a U.S. appeals court to review the for-profit college operator's constitutional challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, stepping up a dispute over the financial watchdog's legal status.

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Apr/09/2015 - 11:55pm

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Last week the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 544 colleges facing an extra level of financial scrutiny known as "heightened cash monitoring," after initially refusing to make the list public.

The department's release of the list brought into focus yet another arcane-sounding accountability measure. (Colleges can face one of two …

Apr/09/2015 - 11:38pm

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California Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris signed on to a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan Thursday that asks the federal government to wipe away the debt amassed by college students targeted at the non-profit Corinthian Colleges, Inc. 

Harris was joined by the the top law enforcement officials in eight …

Apr/09/2015 - 11:34pm

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About 550 colleges and universities across the United States have limited access to federal student aid dollars. They’re under a type of scrutiny called “heightened cash monitoring” by the Department of Education and, as of last week, their names are public. 

For many, it was not a surprise to see that more than …

Apr/09/2015 - 11:28pm

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You might not have noticed it yet, but student protests are undergoing something of a renaissance. They’re rising to levels unseen in decades.

In California, students are stripping half naked to oppose tuition hikes and shutting down highways to draw attention to crushing student debt. In Wisconsin, they’re rising up to resist massive …

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