Week in Review

Mar/23/2015 - 8:58pm

Career College Central Summary:

DECATUR, GA (WXIA) — A local technical college has shut its doors with no warning. Now students are left wondering how to complete their studies, and how much it will cost.

Laurus Technical Institute has close to 300 students at three locations – in Decatur, Jonesboro and West Atlanta.

All three were shut down …

Mar/23/2015 - 8:54pm

Career College Central Summary:

The name of the Technical College System of Georgia ain’t broke. At least so say former Columbus Tech President Bob Jones and 19 other retired Georgia technical college presidents, among others.

Nevertheless, Gov. Nathan Deal has decided it needs fixing. And opponents think the “fix” the governor has proposed might actually create a …

Mar/23/2015 - 8:34pm

Career College Central Summary:

The mother of all problems in higher education today is high tuition at public colleges and universities, which forces students into decades of debt and makes for-profit schools seem like a plausible alternative.

College used to be free at institutions like the University of California and other state schools not that long ago. …

Mar/23/2015 - 8:30pm

Career College Central Summary:

Last week President Obama announced a series of executive actions that he dubbed a “Student Aid Bill of Rights.”

The initiative is partially an exercise in damage control. It follows a series of lawsuits and scandals involving the Department of Education (DOE). The government agency has become the target of growing anger for …

Mar/22/2015 - 10:14am

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Democrats would be making a big mistake if they let Hillary Clinton coast to the presidential nomination without real opposition, and, as a national leader, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren can make sure that doesn’t happen. While Warren has repeatedly vowed that she won’t run for president herself, she ought to reconsider. And …

Mar/22/2015 - 10:02am

Career College Central Summary:

Derrius Quarles is living proof that education is liberating. Paying for it on your own, however, takes strategy and sacrifice.

Quarles, a Chicago native, was 5 years old when he was taken from his mother's custody and put in state foster care. At 17, he was living on his own in a South …

Mar/22/2015 - 9:56am

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International Education Corp., a profit-seeking chain college, gives students final exams it knows they will fail, to keep federal and private tuition aid coming until it is used up, says a former campus president who claims he was fired for objecting.

Khalifa Alshammiry sued IEC Corp. dba International Education Corp., on Monday in …

Mar/22/2015 - 9:50am

Career College Central Summary:

Earlier this year, President Obama announced a plan to guarantee tuition for any student who wanted to attend community college. The federal government would cover 75 percent of the cost of tuition, and states would cover the remaining 25 percent.

He didn’t go nearly far enough.

It’s time to make college education free. Not …

Mar/19/2015 - 5:59pm

Career College Central Summary:

Continuing your education is a lofty pursuit, but it could become an albatross if you get too deep into student loan debt.

With the need to retool career skills or pursue new vocations, more Americans are taking on loans to finance education later in life — for new degrees, certificates or course work …

Mar/19/2015 - 5:51pm

Career College Central Summary:

Thomas Klincar, the chancellor of Central Texas College, pointed to a downward sloping line graph signifying the college’s total student enrollment, explaining to board members that “where goes the United States military, there goes Central Texas College.”

During his chancellor’s report at the board’s March 12 workshop, Klincar presented board members with two …

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