Many schools teach reading using an approach that can actually make it harder for kids to learn. They’re taught strategies like “look at the picture” and “think of a word that makes sense.” This episode is a partnership with American Public Media’s Sold a Story podcast.
The GI Bill was intended to give veterans a leg up, but billions of dollars have been hijacked by for-profit colleges.
Senators want to examine military contracts with for-profit schools
Senators cite Reveal coverage in requesting sponsorship contracts, saying they are “deeply concerned.”
Ethics watchdogs press VA, with anti-corruption law in the balance
Consumer groups and union leaders continued to blast the Department of Veterans Affairs for its plan to scrap an anti-corruption statute.
Trump administration now says it won’t scrap VA anti-corruption law
“Such a waiver would foster a culture of corruption in the VA,” said Melissa Bryant, political director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
Senators urge Trump administration to scrap plan to waive VA ethics rule
The senators asked Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to “immediately suspend” the proposed regulation.
Trump administration seeks to legalize payments to VA officials by for-profit schools
The Trump administration wants to lift a law that prevents officials who administer the GI Bill from accepting money from for-profit colleges.
University of Phoenix gained special access to military base – for a price
U.S. military officials granted special base access to University of Phoenix, according to documents released 817 days after Reveal requested them.
For nearly 200 for-profit colleges, taxpayers pay the bills
The proprietary schools – which include dozens of storefront beauty, computer and culinary operations – would have violated an anti-profiteering law were it not for a loophole that excludes the GI Bill and tuition assistance to active duty military.
McCain assails Pentagon for being too harsh on for-profit college
Sen. John McCain accused the Pentagon of a “gross abuse of power” when it placed the for-profit University of Phoenix on probation in 2015.
Pentagon ends ban on University of Phoenix, but scrutiny continues
The Pentagon has taken the University of Phoenix off probation, three months after suspending the for-profit school from its military financial aid program and from recruiting on military bases.