For-profit colleges are destroying the US educational system and democratic society in general

The following information and analysis is by investigative researcher, professor and organizer, Dahn Shaulis. Readers can thank Dahn for his unrelenting fight against the for-profit demons we call ‘for-profit colleges and universities’. As Dahn has stunningly showed, these so-called colleges are asset stripping money machines whose existence has little, if anything to do with learning […]

We Steal Elections, don't we?: A brief history of the right wing assault on democracy

In  2010 the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case  that corporations are people and money is speech, opening the flood gates for corporations and plutocrats to spend unlimited amounts  of outside money to  influence elections and threaten politicians. An immediate result  was millionaire Art Pope spending millions to engineer the Republican  take over […]

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 […]

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 […]

FCC Public Hearing/ Tampa: MARK A. ADAMS tells the FCC…

Mark A. Adams (former writer for Dailycensored.com), an attorney representing hero whistle-blower Clint Curtis as well as two other plaintiffs contesting their 2006 Congressional elections in Florida, delivers a powerful testimony to the Federal Communications Commission in Tampa regarding the complete lack of media coverage of so many failures of our Florida voting systems… Mr. […]

Concentration Camps in America

  First he tried to have inmates pay for their own meals (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/04/sheriff-joe-arpaio-inmates-meals_n_2806388.html).  That was back in March of this year. In Arizona, Maricopa County inmates get two meals a day.  Now the jails will dish up only vegetarian meals for the prisoners in Maricopa County, Arizona where Sherriff Joe Arpaio runs a theatre of […]

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 […]

Online Degrees Are a Waste of Money!!

On-line degrees are not only a waste of money, but they fail to provide any meaningful learning.  While they are boasted to be about ‘getting a degree’ at one’s own leisure and isolated in the privacy of their own homes, the truth of the matter is far different. Below is one of the most honest […]

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 […]