Sunday, July 19, 2015

Investigative Reporters Turn Focus on For-Profits

There have been a number of interesting articles and blog posts this week focusing on operations of several for-profit institutions.

Mandi Woodruff authored a report for Yahoo! Finance on the history of Heald College and what transpired after it was acquired by Corinthian Colleges.  Woodruff's article, "Who killed Heald College," concludes that the story reflects a collective failure to protect students.  Further, it offers lessons of what can occur when combining business and education.

Kyle McCarthy's "Predatory Lender or 'Premier' Chain of Career Colleges" appears in the College section of the Huffington Post.  McCarthy pulls together information on unethical and dishonest behaviors at Globe University and Minnesota School of Business.  The institutions are part of a family owned chain of 30 for-profit colleges.