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For-profit education news and analysis from The Nation
October 23, 2020
Corporate Consultants Set Their Targets on American Universities
The administration of The New School has sought the services of a firm founded by alumni of Enron-affiliated Arthur Andersen.
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November 1, 2019
The GOP’s Crony Capitalism Is Racing Full-Steam Ahead
Special favors for student-loan fraudsters, tax breaks favoring junk-bond crook Michael Milken, continuing purges of voter rolls—this party’s MO is pillage and plunder.
September 27, 2019
The Good (Free Tuition!), the Bad (Student Debt), & the Ugly (DeVos’s DOE) in Higher Ed
The Trump administration is now rewarding the worst actors—but great new policies are being rolled out at the state level.
June 18, 2019
Corporate Wolves in Academic Sheepskins, or, a Billionaire’s Raid on the University of Tulsa
This sordid tale of crony capitalism under the guise of public philanthropy is another chapter in the corporatization of higher ed.
May 20, 2019
Bernie’s Plan to Save Public Schools
Sanders has the most progressive education platform in modern American history.
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March 18, 2019
For-Profit Colleges Are Dodging Regulation by Becoming… ‘Nonprofits’?
Under Trump, the scam-college industry is getting a second wind.
February 6, 2018
A Serious Push for Free College in California
A ballot initiative campaign to restore tuition-free college in California is gaining momentum for the November election, a model other states could follow.
January 4, 2018
Charter Schools Are Reshaping America’s Education System for the Worse
High faculty turnover, high student attrition, and booming funding are making charters into the perfect weapon to destroy our public school system.
September 15, 2017
Betsy DeVos Is Helping Education Profiteers Rip Off Students
Left for dead under Obama, the industry is suddenly getting everything it wants.
August 10, 2017
Trump Has Declared a Culture War—This Is How to Fight Back
Democrats must not compromise on fundamental principles.