Trump University — a business venture started by Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee — is under fire from Democrats, former students, and media outlets across the nation. Scrutinized in the midst of an ongoing $40 million lawsuit, Trump University is accused of illegally operating an unlicensed university that defrauded students. The scheme involved approximately […]Read more "Trump University: Tip of the Iceberg"
We live in an era of fraud. Big banks resemble Goliaths more than ever before, professional sports are overrun with performance enhancing drugs, and special interests keep pulling the strings of politicians in the so-called “People’s House.” While Wall Street, professional athletes, and Capitol Hill are scrutinized, rightfully so, an equally corrupt enterprise is ripping […]Read more "For-Profit Higher Ed: Temples of Fraud"
The month of October has brought progress against abuses in for-profit higher education, particularly in regard to the sector’s treatment of military service members. Earlier this month, the Department of Defense announced that it would be suspending the University of Phoenix, one of the largest for-profit colleges in the United States, from recruiting on military […]Read more "Veterans in the Crosshairs"
The for-profit education leviathan, Corinthian Colleges Inc., is no more. On April 27, 2015, that company announced that it has terminated all operations and discontinued instruction at its remaining 28 ground campuses. Locations that have been closed span from Corinthian’s 13 remaining Everest and WyoTech campuses in California to the Everest College Phoenix and Everest […]Read more "Leveling the Corinthian Leviathan"
This article was originally published in The Daily Pulp on January 23, 2015. Free Community College? You heard him, ladies and gentlemen. In his State of the Union address to the nation, President Obama reiterated his proposal that would offer every single American the opportunity to earn a free community college education, should Congress choose […]Read more "Kevin Connell: President Obama’s Free Community College Plan – Close, But No Cigar"
This article was originally published in The Daily Pulp on December 5, 2014. Nearly a month ago, our nation celebrated Veteran’s Day, a day that recognizes and honors the sacrifice of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Although the festivities, sales, and tributes of this year’s Veteran’s Day have come and […]Read more "Kevin Connell: Under Siege – Veterans in the Crosshairs of For-Profit Colleges"
This article was originally published in The Daily Pulp on October 27, 2014. Over the last several years, the college debt crisis has emerged, time and time again, as a headline on virtually every major news outlet in America. Politicians on both sides of the aisle have pandered to young audiences on the issue, claiming […]Read more "Kevin Connell: Higher Education Reform – Our Road to Sustainability"