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 […]

Leading Veterans Groups Endorse Senator Webb’s Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

Abuses by some for-profit schools put landmark veterans’ education program at risk For-profit colleges and universities are part and parcel of the booming and increasingly accelerating private ownership of the educational means of production in the United States and abroad.  For-profit colleges and universities have managed to wrangle 12 percent of all college students in […]