Lawsuit Against For-Profit Chain
- Ky. Attorney General Jack Conway battles for-profits
- In gainful employment fight, for-profits make familiar arguments against different landscape
- Disputes about unpaid wages renew questions about oversight of Italian university chartered by New Hampshire
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sues ITT, alleges predatory loan scheme
- Served, Yes, But Well-Served?
An article in The New York Times explores the charges in a lawsuit against Premier Education Group, which operates for-profit colleges in 10 states. Officials of the colleges maintain that they are being sued unfairly by "misguided" or disgruntled former employees. The suit charges that the colleges admit students in part by misleading them about their chances of getting jobs. An example: One of the ex-employees who sued said she became concerned when she noticed an electronic ankle monitor on a student in a pharmacy program for which certification would likely exclude those with felony convictions. The ex-employee said she was told to find an internship for the student, even if she had to deceive the employer.