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Feds sue large for-profit college chain for predatory lending

The Wall Street Journal
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against ITT Educational Services Inc. on Wednesday claiming the company engaged in predatory lending by pushing its students into high-cost private loans likely to default.

Appeals court says Notre Dame must abide by Obama contraception mandate

1:54 AM 02/22/2014

A federal appeals court Friday ruled against the University of Notre Dame in a legal proceeding claiming the Obama administration's contraception-coverage requirement is forcing it to violate its religious beliefs.

OPINION: National Common Core committee member calls Common Core a disaster

12:47 AM 01/06/2014

[T]he basic mission of Common Core, as Jason Zimba, its leading mathematics standards writer, explained at a videotaped board meeting in March 2010, is to provide students with enough mathematics to make them ready for a nonselective college—"not for STEM," as he put it. During that meeting, he didn't tell us why Common Core aimed so low in mathematics. But in a September 2013 article published in the Hechinger Report, an education news website affiliated with Columbia University's Teachers College, Mr. Zimba admitted: "If you want to take calculus your freshman year in college, you will need to take more mathematics than is in the Common Core."

Research confirms obvious: Math, science popular until students realize they’re hard

6:36 AM 07/10/2013

Math and science majors are popular until students realize what they’re getting themselves into, according to new research.

Glenn Reynolds: Thanks to student loans, colleges raise tuition (a lot) because they can

10:34 PM 06/28/2013

The skyrocketing cost of a college education is a classic unintended consequence of government intervention. Colleges have responded to the availability of easy federal money by doing what subsidized industries generally do: Raising prices to capture the subsidy. Sold as a tool to help students cope with rising college costs, student loans have instead been a major contributor to the problem.

Recent liberal arts grads could be serving grande no whip mochas forever

5:57 PM 03/26/2013

The recession left millions of college-educated Americans working in coffee shops and retail stores. Now, new research suggests their job prospects may not improve much when the economy rebounds.

College graduates awash in debt; fine arts majors hit hardest

3:23 PM 02/19/2013

Most people assume a degree in the arts is no guarantee of riches. Now there is evidence that such graduates also rack up the most student-loan debt.

Final Metro count: How Obama’s 2012 crowd compared to 2009

5:24 PM 01/22/2013

Transportation data show Barack Obama's second inauguration showed a sharp dropoff in attendance from four years earlier, but greatly outpaced other second-term inaugurations.

Tuition at public universities soars as states divert funds to meet other obligations

1:56 AM 12/17/2012

When Steve Joiner attended the University of Colorado in Boulder in the late 1980s, his parents—an Air Force mechanical supervisor and a teacher—paid his tab of about $4,000 a year, roughly $8,600 in today's dollars. He earned a master's degree and became a high-school math teacher.

OPINION: Free speech is dead on American campuses

11:08 PM 11/18/2012

At Yale University, you can be prevented from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on your T-shirt. At Tufts, you can be censured for quoting certain passages from the Quran. Welcome to the most authoritarian institution in America: the modern university -- "a bizarre, parallel dimension," as Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, calls it.

Labor Department may delay pre-election jobs report

11:58 AM 10/29/2012

The U.S. Labor Department on Monday said it hasn’t made a decision yet on whether to delay Friday’s October jobs report, the final reading on the labor market before next week’s federal elections.