Century Foundation

  • Donald Trump Jan 13, 2019

    Arab Nations Inch Closer to Rehabilitating Syria and Assad

    He has survived eight years of war and billions of dollars in money and weapons aimed at toppling him. Now Syrian President Bashar Assad is poised to be readmitted to the fold of Arab nations, a feat once deemed unthinkable as he forcefully crushed the uprising against his family’s rule. Gulf Arab nations, once the main backers of rebels trying...

  • NBC Nov 26, 2018

    Mississippi’s ‘Segregation Academy’ History Highlighted in Senate Race

    It took more than 15 years for Mississippi and other Southern states to catch up to the Supreme Court’s landmark desegregation decision, Brown v. Board of Education, and many public schools found ways around the new system, NBC News reported. The issue came to light again last week when the Jackson Free-Press reported that Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith a school...

  • Attorney Oct 16, 2018

    Students Defrauded by Colleges Score Win in Court Decision

    Students defrauded by for-profit colleges scored an important victory on Tuesday, when a court cleared the way for an Obama-era policy that will make it easier for them to get their student loans forgiven. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had said the regulation, known as borrower defense, made discharging loans too easy and was unfair to taxpayers. The rule was due...

  • Betsy DeVos Oct 1, 2018

    For Critics of DeVos, Sale of DeVry Chain Raises Red Flags

    A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain that’s more than 60 times the size of the tiny California school he currently owns. The business friendly Trump administration has given a tentative green light to the...

  • California Jul 26, 2018

    DeVos Rules Would Cut Estimated $13B in Student Loan Relief

    Students who are defrauded by their schools would have a harder time getting their federal loans erased under new rules proposed by the Trump administration Wednesday. The proposal, which aims to replace a set of Obama-era rules that were never implemented, drew applause from the for-profit industry but sharp criticism from advocacy groups that represent student borrowers.

  • Donald Trump Apr 9, 2018

    For-Profit Colleges Struggle Despite Administration Support

    The for-profit college industry is struggling under the weight of declining enrollment, stiff competition from traditional universities and an image battered by past misdeeds, even as the Trump administration tries to offer a helping hand. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has hired several industry insiders and frozen Obama-era regulations that would have increased protections for students. She has reduced loan forgiveness...

  • Donald Trump Apr 7, 2018

    For-Profit Colleges Struggle Despite Assist From DeVos

    The for-profit college industry is struggling under the weight of declining enrollment, stiff competition from traditional universities and an image battered by past misdeeds, even as the Trump administration tries to offer a helping hand. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has hired several industry insiders and frozen Obama-era regulations that would have increased protections for students. She has reduced loan forgiveness...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2017

    Syria in Ruins But Assad’s Hold on Power Looks Firm

    His nation is a smoldering ruin, much of it held by rival armed factions, domestic or foreign. Half the population is displaced, hundreds of thousands have died and much of the West regards him as a tyrant and human rights abuser. But Syrian President Bashar Assad appears to have survived the war and is likely to hold onto power for...

  • America Nov 14, 2017

    Talks Underway on College Student Fraud-Protection Rules

    Education Department officials opened formal negotiations on Monday to rewrite federal rules meant to protect students from fraud by colleges and universities. The talks with university representative and student advocates are taking place as the department faces criticism for delaying consideration of tens of thousands of loan forgiveness claims from students who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges. The...

  • America Nov 9, 2017

    Nearly All Student Loan Fraud Claims Involve For-Profits: Study

    Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98 percent of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data published Thursday. The study by The Century Foundation represents the most thorough analysis to date of the nearly 100,000 loan forgiveness claims known as borrower defense received by the agency...

  • guard Mar 20, 2017

    Al-Qaeda Steps Up Violence Against Syrian Government

    Under pressure from fellow insurgents and escalating airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition, Syria’s al-Qaeda branch is stepping up violence against President Bashar Assad’s strongholds with precise, high-profile attacks, including a surprising breach of the capital in the most serious infiltration in years. Sunday’s attack, in which insurgents used tunnels they control in northeastern Damascus neighborhoods to hit government positions, appears...

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