The company that owned Everest College was the subject of multiple lawsuits over aggressive recruiting tactics and providing false information on job placement rates.

The company that owned Everest College was the subject of multiple lawsuits over aggressive recruiting tactics and providing false information on job placement rates.

Interest in for-profit colleges comes in waves and we’re currently in one of those moments. The pandemic, the move to online learning and the economic recession have led many to these higher ed institutions.

Add to that a Trump administration that loosened the regulations of these schools, and the industry is once again growing.

For-profit colleges have a long history of fraudulent practices and their students tend to leave with exceptionally high levels of debt.

Diane’s guest, David Whitman, explores this history and why it’s been so hard to regulate them in his new book “The Profits of Failure: For-Profit Colleges and the Closing of the Conservative Mind.” He was the chief speechwriter for former Education Secretary Arne Duncan from 2009 through 2014.

Guests

  • David Whitman Author, “The Profits of Failure: For-Profit Colleges and the Closing of the Conservative Mind.” He was the chief speechwriter for former Education Secretary Arne Duncan from 2009 through 2014.

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