A bill to tighten federal funding available to for-profit colleges was quashed in a committee headed by a congressman who gets more campaign funds from the University of Phoenix’s parent company than any other member of Congress.
The post-World War II GI Bill helped veterans live the American Dream. But a new GI Bill designed to help those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is coming under fire. The Center for Investigative Reporting found more than $600 million dollars in GI bill money had gone to hundreds of for-profit schools in California with […]
Under the expanded GI Bill passed in 2008, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have their college tuition paid for, up to $19,000 a year. But for-profit schools are making billions in GI Bill money and leaving veterans with worthless degrees and few job prospects.
We dive into the U.S. Coast Guard’s accident problem; arsenic in your water; the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs; and the high cost of a GI Bill degree.
Nationally, the University of Phoenix received nearly billion from the new GI Bill over the last five years.Adithya Sambamurthy/CIR Over the last five years, more than $600 million in college assistance for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans has been spent on California schools so substandard that they have failed to qualify for state financial aid. As […]
Daniel Acree visits the Veterans Resource Center at City College of San Francisco. The idea for creating the center, which includes a clinic and social lounge, started with the campus, not the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.Monica Lam/KQED As a community college classmate brushed off the significance of civilian war casualties, Daniel Acree, a machine […]
Seventh-grader Erick Araujo, 13, of Lost Hills, Calif., was expelled from his middle school last semester and sent to an alternative county-run school 38 miles away. Because of the distance, Erick is on an independent study program and sees a teacher one day a week. Reading and answering questions in this history text was the […]
Once children walk out the door in the morning, what they eat is out of their parents’ control. Day care workers, school cooks, fast food vendors and friends can all throw roadblocks into a healthy diet. Controlling what a child eats when he or she leaves the house is one of the hottest topics in […]
Richard Raasueld studies at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree. The district broke from the Desert Community College District in 1999. The region’s two districts, with one college each, are among the state’s smallest.Carlos Puma/California Watch The state’s 72 community college districts spend tens of millions of dollars on administrative positions that could be consolidated […]