The Policy Debate

The Policy Debate
Jul 02, 2015
Corinthian case moves through bankruptcy court, as feds try to spread word about debt relief to thousands of former students and Corinthian tries to sell assets ranging from campuses to typewriters.

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October 30, 2014

The Education Department releases its long-awaited gainful employment rules, making one key change and drawing complaints from both for-profits and their critics.

September 29, 2014

A reference to a veteran's student debt goes from a group's press release to a Democratic Senate report, showing both the power and peril of using anecdotes about students.

August 19, 2014

The messy failure of Corinthian Colleges raises questions about limitations of the Education Department's oversight of for-profit chains, and how it might tighten as other companies teeter.

July 17, 2014

For-profits are under fire, and a few have made the jump to become nonprofits. But the process is tricky and offers a mixed bag on regulatory benefits.

July 7, 2014

ITT's missed deadline with the Education Department prompts comparisons to Corinthian Colleges. But ITT is on firmer ground.

June 30, 2014

Corinthian Colleges and the feds have a day to decide how to dismantle the huge for-profit, with the fate of students, employees and $1.2 billion in loans hanging in the balance.

June 27, 2014

Trotting out students as victims of for-profit institutions is often an attack by false and partial anecdotes, writes Wade Dyke.

June 26, 2014

The Education Department improvised in helping to shut down Corinthian Colleges, raising questions about a similar approach with other large for-profits.

June 20, 2014

Corinthian Colleges Inc. teeters on the brink as the Education Department delays payments, raising worries about what will happen to the for-profit's 72,000 students.

May 28, 2014

As public comment period ends for the administration's "gainful employment" proposal, for-profit colleges and supporters blast the rules as an overreach; critics of the industry say proposal doesn't go far enough.

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