EDMC Uses the Non-Profit Conversion Strategy Corinthian Created

Word is that The Education Management Corp. (EDMC), which owns for-profit chains Art Institutes, Brown Mackie, Argosy, and South University is going to be sold to the non-profit faith-based Dream Center Foundation. That means all of those for-profit colleges will suddenly become non-profit colleges (except Brown Mackie colleges, which EDMC…

Statement on Betsy DeVos

Yesterday Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education. Only 50 senators voted YES, so Vice President Pence had to cast a tie-breaking vote. DeVos’s only experience of public education is fighting against it. *She went to private schools. *She sent her children to private schools. *She has spent…

Changes to the Defense to Repayment Application

Beginning February 1, 2017, student debtors who wish to dispute their federal student loans must use the Department of Education’s new form which is located here. If you filed Defense to Repayment before February 1, you do NOT need to file again. The Department has said that it will…

ITT Collective Won't Let ITT Use Bankruptcy to Avoid Responsibility

For months now, ITT debt resisters in the Debt Collective have been working together for debt cancellation. Over 900 resisters have joined the debt strike. Over 2,000 resisters have submitted Defense to Repayment applications to the Department of Education. Now they have enlisted lawyers from Harvard Law School to…

As Evidence of Systemic Fraud Builds, the Dept of Ed Continues to Collect on Fraudulent Debt

After members of the Debt Collective stood up for their rights, the Department of Education finally acknowledged its responsibility to investigate fraud among schools to which gives money to and to discharge the loans of students who were victims of fraud. It even acknowledged that where there is evidence of…