During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump seemed to endorse student loan reform. The nation’s student debt burden has soared to $1.41 trillion.
Senators cite Reveal coverage in requesting sponsorship contracts, saying they are “deeply concerned.”
The announcement comes after months of pressure from the Board of Regents and state lawmakers, but he cited health reasons for his pending departure.
It’s a little-known reality that reflects – and, because higher education is a strong route to the middle class, widens – the American income divide.
Mississippi’s outdated textbooks teach an abbreviated version of civil rights, undermining the state’s new “innovative” standards.
As school choice continues to gain momentum, charter school companies such as BASIS are seen as the solution to public education’s ills.
The proprietary schools – which include dozens of storefront beauty, computer and culinary operations – would have violated an anti-profiteering law were it not for a loophole that excludes the GI Bill and tuition assistance to active duty military.
In California, a unique new formula provides extra dollars for poor districts based on how many disadvantaged students they have, and encourages local decision-making and experimentation on how to reach and teach these kids.
Over the past decade, there have been at least 65 state and federal investigations against for-profit colleges. More than 25 of these investigations have ended in court settlements or judgments worth over $1.5 billion. Yet to date, fewer than 35,000 people across the nation have been confirmed to have gotten any money back from their for-profit schools because of these court actions.