Friday, June 3, 2016

Weighing For-Profits' Access to Military Bases (Inside Higher Ed)

June 3, 2016
Ashley A. Smith

     Nine states are now opposing an amendment the U.S. Congress is considering that would open up for-profit colleges' access to military bases.
     The amendment, proposed by West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, in the U.S. Senate's version of the National Defense Authorization Act would expand for-profits' opportunities to recruit and advise students on bases. Critics say the amendment also would undercut a U.S. Department of Defense memorandum of understanding that defines which institutions are allowed on bases.
     For example, in a statement released Thursday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris said, "Predatory schemes targeting veterans are unconscionable. The proposed amendment would weaken current rules intended to protect our service members and harm veterans by making them vulnerable to fraud and exploitation. We must protect our nation's veterans and service members from predators who would exploit them for their educational benefits."
     Harris and the attorneys general from Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania have now joined more than 20 military and veterans' groups and some Senate Democrats in opposing the amendment.
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     The American Public University System, a for-profit based in Manchin's home state of West Virginia, which operates the online-based American Military University and American Public University, has a sizable population of service-member students, and could benefit from the access….

w/ Esmé Patterson


Anonymous said...

Re. Trump U that's been dominating progressive news cycle. Saw on the news yesterday that Bill and Hillary Clinton profited to the tune of $16M from their bogus, for-profit diploma mill, Laureate Education.

Roy Bauer said...

Not surprised

Anonymous said...

9:49, do you have a credible source apart from this wnd wing nut craphole? Why not post the Washington Times also?

Roy Bauer said...

The article cited by 9:49 is World Net Daily. For what it's worth, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a well-known monitor of racist (etc.) organizations, is very down on WND (World Net Daily), a Christian (alleged) monitor of government abuse.

Anonymous said...

Here's one of their articles. Once again, here comes the black president after their guns.

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