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October 2017 Politico: What's Next for the VA's For-Profit College Ethics Policy?  (pdf here)

October 2017 Reveal: After Pushback, Trump Administration Says It Won't Scrap Anti-Corruption Law

October 2017 AP NewsBreak:  VA Abruptly Drops Plan to Suspend Ethics Law

October 2017 Task & Purpose:  VA About to Scrap Ethics Law that Helps Safeguard Veterans From Predatory For-Profit Colleges

September 2017 New York Times:  Veterans Agency Seeks to Scrap Ethics Law on For-Profit Colleges

September 2017 Military Times:  Vet Organizations Back Obama-Era College Regulations

September 2017 USA Today:  New Questions Raised About How For-Profit Colleges Recruit the Military

September 2017 CQ Roll Call:  Veterans Groups Decry VA Plan to Relax For-Profit School Ties (pdf here)

September 2017 Inside Higher Ed:  VA Seeks Broad Waiver of Rule Barring Payments from For-Profit Colleges

September 2017 Reveal:  Trump Administration Seeks to Legalize Payoffs to VA Officials by For-Profit Schools (also available from Task & Purpose here.)

September 2017 Reveal:  University of Phoenix Gained Special Access to Military Base - For a Price

August 2017 Inside Higher Ed: New GI Bill Includes $75 Million for Non-College Providers of Technology Boot Camps

August 2017 New York TimesWith Rare Unanimity, Senate Sends G.I. Bill Expansion to Trump (featuring one of the veterans VES helped)

August 2017 WKBN TV: Proposed Changes to GI Bill Gives Veterans More Education Options

July 2017 Military Times: Vets Hurt by School Shutdowns Would Get Benefits Restored Under New 'Forever GI Bill' Law

July 2017 Inside Higher EdHouse Committee Moves Ahead on Ambitious Expansion of the GI Bill

July 2017 The Leslie Marshall Radio Show: GI Bill Expansion (interview at minute 19:25, and photos here).

July 2017 NPR Marketplace Morning Report: Large GI Bill Expansion Provides a Big Boost for Veterans' Education (radio interview)

July 2017 Indianapolis NewsChannel 8: Veterans Await Help After ITT Tech Shutdown

July 2017 Dallas Morning News: For-Profit College Rules Get Reset by U.S. Department of Education, and it Starts in University Park

July 2017 Christian Science Monitor: Students Caught in the Middle of For-Profit College Debate Ask, "What Now?"

July 2017 Diverse Education: Veterans Groups' Objective: Defend Educational Protections

June 2017 New York Times:  U.S. Halts New Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Schools

May 2017 Stars & StripesFeuding Veterans' Groups Find Agreement on Four Proposed Changes to the GI Bill

May 2017 New York TimesU.S. Crackdown on For-Profit Schools Is Said to Go Idle

May 2017 Inside Higher EdAdvocates Prod Stanford for Better Treatment of Student Veterans

May 2017 Blue Voter Red State Blog: Kaplan Cheats Veterans and Uses Veterans to Cheat the Government

May 2017 PJ Media: Veterans Groups Fear CFPB Gutting Will Harm Service Members

April 2017 The College Voice:  Marketing or Merit? Campus Vets Like Services, but Questions Surround Source of #1 "Military Friendly" Ranking

April 2017 New York TimesBook Review Letter to the Editor regarding Lower Ed

March 2017 USA Today: Loosening of For-Profit School Rules Worries Student Advocates

March 2017 Trib Live: GI Bill a 'Cash Cow' for Some Pennsylvania Schools

March 2017 Huffington Post Hillbilly Irony: The GOP's Embrace of the For-Profit College Industry Clashes with their Bootstraps Myth

March 2017 Economic Policy Institute: Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (panel discussion)

February 2017 Politico Veterans Groups Request Changes from University of Phoenix

January 2017 Colorado Independent Veterans Feel Ripped Off by Colorado For-Profit College

January 2017 Chronicle of Higher Education:  Here Are The Programs That Failed the Gainful Employment Rule

January 2017 Washington Post: Former Students Fight for a Stake in ITT Educational Services Bankruptcy
(effort by Harvard Law School, helped by VES, to bring student claims to the bankruptcy court)

January 2017 Politico: New Push for ITT Tech Student Debt Relief (effort by Harvard Law School, helped by Veterans Education Success, to bring student claims to the ITT bankruptcy court)

December 2016 Inside Higher Ed: Bill Seeks to Guarantee Veterans Are Career-Ready

October, 2016 Government Executive: Evidence-Based Policy Proponents Face Cost, Privacy, Political Hurdles

September, 2016 Washington Post:  DeVry voluntarily dials back revenue from federal student aid

September, 2016 Washington Post:  Everything ITT Tech students need to know now that the for-profit school has closed

September, 2016 New York Times:  Downfall of ITT Technical Institutes Was a Long Time in the Making

September, 2016 Stars and Stripes:  Troubled for-profit ITT Tech Institute closes its doors on thousands of student veterans

August, 2016 New York Times:  Crackdown on For-Profit Colleges May Free Students and Trap Taxpayers

VES' Carrie Wofford addresses students, veterans' leaders, and executive branch officials on campus supports needed for student veterans at the White House Indian Treaty Room, July 12, 2016

VES' Carrie Wofford addresses students, veterans' leaders, and executive branch officials on campus supports needed for student veterans at the White House Indian Treaty Room, July 12, 2016

ves's legal services director, sara nolan collins, sen. blumenthal,and the yale law school's veterans legal services clinic holds a press conference on the va's authority to protect veterans from predatory colleges. 

ves's legal services director, sara nolan collins, sen. blumenthal,and the yale law school's veterans legal services clinic holds a press conference on the va's authority to protect veterans from predatory colleges. 

Sara nolan collins, plenary speaker at a veterans upward bound conference (2016)

Sara nolan collins, plenary speaker at a veterans upward bound conference (2016)


Other Relevant News Reports

October 2017 Inside Higher Ed: VA Drops Plan to Nix Ethics Rule

October 2017 Washington Post:  Trump Administration Wants to Weaken Law Protecting Veterans From Predatory For-Profit Colleges, Senators Say

October 2017 Reveal:  Senators Urge Trump Administration to Scrap Plan to Waive VA Ethics Rule

October 2017 PBS NewsHour:  For-Profit College Students Twice as Likely to Default on Loans, Report Says

October 2017 Pro Publica & USA Today: For-Profit Schools Reward Students for Referrals and Facebook Endorsements

October 2017 VoxHow Betsy DeVos is Quietly Erasing Obama's Education Legacy

October 2017 Task & PurposeTo Protect Veterans, Keep The VA Ban On Employees Working With For-Profit Colleges

September 2017 Huffington Post:  DeVos' Embrace of Predatory For-Profit Colleges is Breathtaking

September 2017 New York Times:  Federal Inquiry of Charlotte Law School is Disclosed by Suit

September 2017, Dallas News:  Hundreds of veterans scramble after Garland for-profit college closes

September 2017, Huffington Post:  Troubles Compound for Predatory CollegeAmerica Chain

September 2017, Inside Higher Ed: Return of the College Scorecard: Education Department Updates Higher Ed Consumer Tool, Adds New Comparison Feature

September 2017 Bloomberg News:  Betsy DeVos Tells CFPB to Back Off on Student Loans: The Agency Has Survived the Trump Administration So Far; Will the Education Department Be the One to Kneecap It?

September 2017 Washington Post: DeVos Rejects Invitation to Meet with Former For-Profit College Students

September 2017 Inside Higher Ed: Gainful Employment Failures Cluster in 10 States  

September 2017 Fox 45 Baltimore (Video): What you need to know about for-profit schools

September 2017 ABC 15 Arizona: Your college degree could be worthless if it isn't from an accredited school

September 2017 GQ:  Betsy DeVos Accused Students Who Were Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges of Wanting “Free Money”

September 2017 U.S. News and World Report: 1 in 3 'Career Colleges' Saddle Grads With Limited Earnings Potential, Unmanageable Debt

September 2017 The Baltimore Sun: Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition launches campaign warning about risks of for-profit colleges

September 2017 Inside Higher Ed: Wis. Governor Kills For-Profit Oversight Agency

September 2017 Inside Higher Ed: Report: 20 University of Phoenix Campuses to Close

September 2017 Student Loan Hero: Betsy DeVos’ Controversial Decision Could Make Kaplan University and The Art Institutes Nonprofit

September 2017 Phoenix New Times: Getting Educated or Getting Schooled? Divergent Views of Grand Canyon University

September 2017 Washington Post: Government watchdog blasts Education Department’s financial oversight of colleges

September 2017 Vice News: These students are suing their for-profit school

September 2017 Washington Post: Ousted college accreditor wants another chance, but will DeVos agree?

September 2017 Westfair Online: Sens. Blumenthal and Murphy reintroduce bill aimed at predatory for-profit colleges

September 2017 Buzzfeed: The Education Department Will Allow Two Large For-Profit Colleges To Become Nonprofits

August 2017 Inside Higher Ed: The Slow Death of a For-Profit Law School: Abrupt Closure of Charlotte School of Law Appears to End Months-Long Saga Over Program's Access to Federal Aid. But Questions Remain About Which Former Students Will Be Eligible for Discharge of Student Loans and Liability for Taxpayers

August 2017 Mercury News:  Thousands of Former Corinthian Colleges Students Win Debt Relief:  Californians Will Get Some $51 Million in Debt Relief (settlement between CA Attorney General and Aequitas Capital Management)

August 2017 Buzzfeed: How The For-Profit College Art Institutes Found A Savior With Christian Roots

August 2017 Journal Sentinel: For-Profit College Shut Down in Wisconsin is Back Under New Ownership

August 2017 Boston Globe: Thousands Paying for an Education that Failed to Deliver

August 2017 Politico: Morning Education: For-Profit College Faces Off with the Feds over Vet Benefits

August 2017 Military Times: Ashford University Maintains GI Bill Eligibility, Blasts VA

August 2017 The Buffalo News: Students of For-Profit Colleges Struggle the Most Repaying Loans

August 2017 New York TimesWith Rare Unanimity, Senate Sends G.I. Bill Expansion to Trump

August 2017 Washington Post: Congress OKs Big Boost in GI Bill College Aid for Veterans

August 2017  Military Times: New GI Bill passes Senate

August 2017 Stars and Stripes:  Senate sends ‘Forever GI Bill’ to Trump’s desk

August 2017 Student Loan Hero: What Veterans Need to Know About the New ‘Forever GI Bill’

August 2017 Lexology"Forever GI Bill" Will Expand Post-9/11 GI Bill for Veterans, Service Members and Family

August 2017: Politico: Congress passes $3B expansion of GI Bill education benefits

July 2017 Politico Morning Education: Restoration of Veterans Benefits for Corinthian, ITT Students Will Be Added to GI Bill Expansion Deal

July 2017 Buzzfeed NewsColleges All Across The US Are Closing At An Accelerated Rate

July 2017 Politico Morning Education: Restoration of Veterans Benefits for Corinthian, ITT Students Will Be Added to GI Bill Expansion Deal

July 2017 Dallas Morning News For-Profit College Rules Get Reset by U.S. Department of Education, and It Starts in University Park

July 2017 Associated PressLawmakers Reach Initial Deal to Expand GI Education Bill

July 2017 New York Times: A Bipartisan Congress That Works?  Veterans Committees Show How Its Done

July 2017 USA Today:  Trump Administration Begins Re-Writing For-Profit Regulations

July 2017 Politico: 18 States Sue DeVos Over Delay of Student Loan Protections

June 2017 New York TimesDeVos is Discarding College Policies that New Evidence Shows Are Effective

June 2017 USA Today: Feds Halt Alleged Student Loan Debt Relief Scam

June 2017 Associated Press: Promised College Loan Forgiveness, Borrowers Wait and Wait

June 2017 New York Times:  U.S. Halts New Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Schools

June 2017 ABA Journal:  Charlotte School of Law Receives State License Restrictions; Some Say End May Be Near

June 2017 Washington Post: Government to Rewrite Rules for Student Loan Forgiveness

June 2017 Harvard Law School Legal Services Center: Court Orders Department of Education to Consider Student Loan Relief Application, Calling Request for Further Delay "Frivolous and in Bad Faith"

June 2017 New York Times:  Ending the Curse of Remedial Math

May 2017 Courthouse News: Students Say Profit-Seeking College Bled Them Dry

April 2017 Chronicle of Higher Education: There's a Reason the Purdue-Kaplan Deal Sounds Too Good To Be True

March 2017 The New York TimesFor-Profit Law School is Arizona is Put on Probation

March 2017 USA Today: Loosening of For-Profit School Rules Worries Student Advocates

March 2017 National Public Radio: How For-Profit Colleges Sell Risky Education to the Most Vulnerable

March 2017 The Atlantic: The Closing of the Republican Mind on For-Profit Colleges (historical analysis)

March 2017 Inside Higher Ed: Feds Release Financial Responsibility Scores

January 2017The New York Times: Student Victims Seek to Become Creditors in ITT Bankruptcy

January 2017 Inside Higher Ed: Two For-Profits Ordered to Pay Restitution to Students (Globe University & Minnesota School of Business)

October 2016 The Kansas City Star: Missouri Senator Took Campaign Cash from Schools Accused of Ripping off Students

October 2016 The New York Times: A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges

October 2016  Washington MonthlyFor-Profit Colleges' Campaign Contributions

September 2016  The Washington Post:  DeVry voluntarily dials back revenue from federal student aid

September 2016  The New York Times:  Downfall of ITT Technical Institutes Was a Long Time in the Making

September 2016  The Washington Post:  Everything ITT Tech students need to know now that the for-profit school has closed

September 2016  Stars and Stripes:  Troubled for-profit ITT Tech Institute closes its doors on thousands of student veterans

September 2016 Indianapolis Business JournalWhat Did ITT In?  Short-Sighted Thinking, Critic Says

August 2016  PoliticoPro:  Despite shaky finances, ITT Tech still eligible to recruit veterans

August 2016  Inside Higher Ed:  U.S. Orders Ashford to Pay $137,695 for Aid Violations

July 2016  The Washington Post:  Justice Department is Investigating Whether a For-Profit College Company Violated Federal Financial Aid Rules

June 2016  Washington MonthlyThe Obama Administration Makes Its Biggest Move Against For-Profit Colleges

June 2016  Inside Higher EdWeighing For-Profits' Access to Military Bases

May 2016  The Washington Post:  A Popular College Investment Promised Students a Career, But Didn’t Pay Off

May 2016  The HillGroups Urge Senate to Oppose Defense Language on For-Profit Colleges

May 2016  HuffPost PoliticsVeterans Groups Oppose Manchin Amendment Giving For-Profit Colleges Unfettered Access to Military Bases

May 2016  PoliticoProVeterans groups slam amendment enabling easier access to military bases for-profit schools

May 2016  The New York TimesVeterans Groups Seek a Crackdown on Deceptive Colleges

April 2016  PoliticoProSenate Democrats, Advocates Push Department of Education to Go Further on Arbitration

April 2016  Popular MilitaryYale Law School Condemns Veterans Affairs, Providing Evidence of Failure to Protect Veterans

April 2016  PoliticoVA Watchers Want More GI Bill Oversight

April 2016  Inside Higher EdStudy Finds VA Fails to Protect Veterans From Deceptive Recruiting

March 2016  The Washington PostVA Suspends DeVry University From a Key Veterans Program

March 2016 ConsumeristWhistleblower Lawsuit Claims University of Phoenix Defrauded the Government

March 2016  ConsumeristAGs Seek Better Protections For Servicemembers Deceived By For-Profit Colleges

February 2016  HuffPost EducationStudents Testify: For-Profit Colleges Stole Our Futures

January 2016  Market WatchWhistleblower Suit Against For-Profit College Charges Schemes Against Students

December 2015  WAVY-TV: State Agency Says GI Bill Can't Be Used at Local University

November 2015 The Los Angeles TimesGenerous GI Bill Isn't Keeping Today's Veterans Out of Student Loan Debt

November 2015  The New York TimesFor-Profit College Expected to Pay Millions

November 2015  The Center for Investigative Reporting: Bill Would Limit For-Profit Colleges' Access to Federal Funds

November 2015  Inside Higher EdFor-Profit Settles with Illinois Attorney General for $15 Million

November 2015  Full MeasureCash Cows: Military Colleges

October 2015  Trib LiveEDMC, Federal Government Close to Settling Multi-Billion Dollar Suit

October 2015  The Wall Street JournalJustice, Education Departments Coordinate University of Phoenix Probes

October 2015  Phoenix New TimesUniversity of Phoenix Temporarily Banned From Recruiting New Military Service Members

August 2015:  Los Angeles Times:  For-Profit Colleges Are Using the GI Bill To Make Money Off Veterans

July 2015  PBS NewsHour: Are for-profit universities taking advantage of veterans?

July 2014  PBS NewsHour: Is the GI Bill benefiting for-profit colleges instead of helping veterans?

July 2015  The Center for Investigative Reporting: GI Bill Pays for Unaccredited Sex, Bible and Massage Schools

July 2015  PoliticoVets snared in for-profit college collapse want GI Bill money back

June 2015  Stars and StripesCongress presses VA to identify high-risk colleges

April 2015 Miami Herald:  Higher Ed Hustle (a series of exposes)

March 2015  Courthouse News Service: Fired Prez Calls Out Chain College

December 2014  Trib Live: EDMC Accused in GI Bill Scheme

November 2014  ForbesVeterans are Most Vulnerable to For-Profit College Manipulation

November 2014  FortuneFor-Profit Colleges Still Reap Millions from Veterans' GI Bill

November 2014  The Center for Investigative Reporting: VA Lags in Addressing Complaints Against Colleges Using GI Bill

November 2014  The Seattle TimesFor-Profit Colleges Reap Rewards, Controversy Under New GI Bill

November 2014  Diverse: For Profit Colleges Under Fire

November 2014  MoneyHow For-Profit Colleges Target Military Veterans (and Your Tax Dollars)

November 2014 PBS FrontlineEducating Sgt. Pantzke: For Profit Colleges Promise Veterans a High Quality Degree, But Do They Deliver?

October 2014  Star TribunePentagon Puts Globe University and Minnesota School of Business on Probation

July 2014  Moyers & Company: Is the New GI Bill Benefiting For Profit Colleges Instead of Veterans?

July 2014  PBS NewsHourNew Report Shows Nearly $2 Billion in GI Bill Funds Go To For-Profit Colleges

July 2014  The Center for Investigative Reporting: GI Bill Loophole Keeps 4 Major For-Profit Educators from Violating Law

May 2014  The Wall Street JournalFor Profit Colleges Face Test From State, Federal Officials: Government Alleges Some Programs Lack Proper Accreditation

February 2014  U.S. News & World ReportVeterans Benefit From the ‘Power of the Pen’

June 2012  Stars and StripesGIBill.com Shut Down in Settlement Over Defrauding Veterans

April 2012  National Public Radio (NPR): For-Profit Schools Under Fire For Targeting Veterans

December 2011 The New York Times:  With Lobbying Blitz, For-Profit Colleges Diluted New Rules

November 2011  WSOC-TV: Students Say They Were Misled By Local College

December 2010  The New York TimesProfits and Scrutiny for Colleges Courting Veterans

December 2009  BloombergFor-Profit Colleges Target the Military


Editorials

October 2017 Boston University Daily Free Press: For-profit Universities: Fake, Fraudulent and Supported by the Federal Government

October 2017 Chronicle of Higher Education:  Bob Shireman, To Lighten the Regulatory Load, Focus on For-Profits

September 2017 Loyola Phoenix: Unregulated Universities Make Profit off Their Students

September 2017 The Denver Post:  DeVos Should Keep Rules Targeting For-Profit Colleges

September 2017 The Nation: Betsy DeVos Is Helping Education Profiteers Rip Off Students

August 2017 Forbes: How The White House Is Harming College Borrowers

August 2017 Charleston Gazette-Mail: Stop Delaying Loan Help for Defrauded Students

July 2017 Los Angeles Times:  It's Betsy DeVos' Job to Protect Students From Predatory For-Profit Colleges.  She Should Do It

July 2017 Greensboro News & Observer:  Our Opinion: Debt But No Degree

July 2017 The Boston Globe: Fighting Back Against For-Profit Universities

July 2017 Akron Beacon Journal: Protect Students From Predatory For-Profit Colleges

May 2017 The New York Times: Keep For-Profit Schools on a Short Leash

March 2017 The Chicago Sun TimesRolling Back For-Profit College Reforms Wastes Money and Lives

March 2017 The New York Times: Predator Colleges May Thrive Again

September 2016  The Philadelphia EnquirerITT schools have been ripping off students and saddling them with debt for years

September 2016  St. Louis Post-DispatchClosing ITT Tech Helps Stop For-Profit Colleges from Shaking Down Students

September 2016  The New York Times: Late to the Fight Against Predator Schools

September 2016  Indianapolis Business Journal: ITT Missteps Sowed Its Fate

June 2016  The Des Moines Register: For-Profit Colleges Are a Bad Deal for Many

April 2016  NewsweekHaving Final Four at University of Phoenix is Madness

November 2015  The Des Moines Register:  Do More to Stop Predatory For-Profit Schools

November 2015  The Spokesman-Review: For-Profit Colleges a Bad Bargain

June 2015  Tampa Bay Times:  Helping Students Left Behind by For-Profit Colleges

February 2015  The New York TimesWhen Colleges Use Veterans as Pawns

May 2012  USA Today: Veterans Are Not Dollar Signs in Uniforms

September 2011  The New York TimesFor-Profit Colleges, Vulnerable G.I.’s

May 2011  The New York Times: Education is the Last Thing on Their Minds

December 2010  The New York Times: Preying on Veterans

December 2010  The New York Times: Rules for Gainful Education

September 2010  The New York Times: Let the Students Profit

July 2010  The New York Times: Who Profits?  Who Learns?