The latest from the for-profit college scandal: FTC and Strayer

On October 31, 2013 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a pamphlet entitled, “Choosing A College: 8 Questions to Ask.” The agency’s main mission is “to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers” (ibid). The FTC says it is now interested in protecting students from predatory for-profit colleges that steal around $33 […]

Four in 5 Americans Face Near-poverty and no work or opportunities under Obama

So when someone asks, “How is the American Empire doing”, you can tell them that four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives.  Sound like a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.  Sure, chump change you cannot believe […]

The Obama 20/20 plan for education: ‘chump change’ you can’t believe in”

This is the first part of a two part series on ‘Obama’s 20/20 plan’ for higher education.  In this first part we will critically examine the initial ‘leg’ of the two part plan.  In the second part, we will examine the second ‘leg’ of the ‘trousered’, Obama plan.  In the second part, we will also […]

Freddy’s Back!!!!! California AB955

  Remember AB515 introduced in California by corporate democrat, Julia Brownley?  The bill failed but it would have done the following: AB 515, as introduced by Assembly member, Julia Brownley was entitled: The Public postsecondary education: community colleges: extension program. According to the bill introduced back in 2011: “Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, […]

Democrats in the Midwest receive over 100K from privatization groups

According to Harriet Rowan of The Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch: “The American Federation for Children Action Fund Inc., a pro-school privatization group bankrolled by conservative financiers, has spent more than $113,000 supporting five Milwaukee Democrats running for State Assembly and Senate, who are facing primaries on August 14. The American Federation for […]