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

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 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 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 The Colorado Independent Veterans Feel Ripped Off by Colorado For-Profit College

January 2017 The 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 The Washington Post:  DeVry voluntarily dials back revenue from federal student aid

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

September, 2016 The 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 The 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)


News Reports

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  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

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

July 2015  PBS NewHour: 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

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

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

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?