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 […]

The latest news from the for-profit criminal college sector

The following is a compilation of the recent spate of news on the for-profit college front.  The scurrilous organizations continue their parasitic activity unabated.  However the built in contradictions of their business plan to deliver little if any education while maximizing profits are coming home to roost. More and more of the public are waking […]

More on for-profit college news: Corinthian again

Even with the publicity surrounding the for-profit college racket the monetary ‘extractors’, known as for-profit colleges, continue to mine federal dollars in a slurry of political corruption and paid for lobbyists. Governor Jerry Brown of California is the most highly paid corporate courtesan for the for-profit college criminal enterprise lobbyists.  He is not alone among […]

Today in for-profit ‘college’ news

The Apollo Group (partially owned by the Carlyle Group) is really ramping up its advertising, spending $665 million this year (as it closes more than 100 physical sites) (http://chronicle.com/blogs/bottomline/u-of-phoenix-reboots-advertising-and-rebrands-in-the-process/).   The Apollo Group owns The University of Phoenix which receives eighty nine percent if not more, of its revenue from you, the taxpayer who will […]

Reistance to college privatization and the decimation of City College of San Francisco: Critically question power and occupy your mind

The following is from Bob of Occupy, a fighter, organizer and resister against the privatization of education and especially the issues surrounding the decimation of the City College of San Fransisco College (CCSF): Throughout our political  engagements these days, the most basic democratic principles of an informed and questioning electorate are being marginalized through the sometimes […]

Student loan debt, ‘financial forgiveness’ and the perils of ‘moral hazard’

Can you imagine a country where education is not a human right but a commodity to be bought and sold using debt?  Yes, well America is one such country; there are many, many others (http://sinche.uom.gr/sites/default/files/proj15_ziderman.pdf). With for profit prisons, for profit medical care and for profit, well, for-profit everything when it comes to declaring independence […]

SCANDAL ROCKS CALIFORNIA WORKERS' COMP/LAUSDAND THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!

The following is by Rozy Press, who once an Los Angeles Unified School teacher,  has now had the shocking experience of having to fight both the corrupt LAUSD system as well as the State California Worker’s Compensation Fund. You can read Rozy’s testimonial below. Introduction Judge Jerold Cohn and Dr. John Stalberg Made up a […]

Lumina Foundation: working to reduce and standardize regulations: More on Obama's Race to the Top for higher ed

According to InsideHighered, online, from April 6, 2013: “The Lumina Foundation is putting $2.3 million behind a growing effort to reduce the regulatory burden on institutions that offer online courses to students across state lines, according to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education” (http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2013/08/06/lumina-backs-voluntary-state-network-distance-ed-regs). Four regional commissions, including WICHE, and a number of other […]

Notes from the underground: The University of Phoenix

  The following are just some of the comments from faculty and students regarding the University of Phoenix.  As stated in my article (http://www.dailycensored.com/the-apollo-group-and-its-for-profit-university-of-phoenix-is-bilking-teacher-pension-funds-taxpayers-and-students-for-hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars/) the Apollo Group who owns the decrepit university, is on the stock exchange and is bought by many public teacher pension funds.  Disinvestment must be the order of the day.  How […]

The Government in Kenya bans importation of GMO foods while Whole Foods Market and other 'organic' elites support Monsanto

The Government of Kenya has banned the importation of Genetically Modified foods popularly known as GMOs as of July. The ban, announced by Public Health minister Beth Mugo, follows growing SAFETY concerns over the consumption of GMOs. The directive is expected to take effect immediately, a move that may see dealers of GMO products lose […]