Stephen Burd


Hillary Clinton Should Acknowledge That Tuition Tax Breaks Don’t Work

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to students and faculty during a campaign stop at New Hampshire Technical Institute, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Concord, N.H. AP Photo/Jim Cole As Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign gets underway, let’s hope she does not make the mistake that other Democratic contenders have made in the past and… Read more »

Three Lessons the Ed Dept Should Learn from the Corinthian Case

The U.S. Department of Education deserves a lot of credit for taking action against Corinthian Colleges over its deceptive job placement rates. It’s clear that the company has long misled students into enrolling, and then left them worse off than before – overloaded with debt and without the training they need to get jobs that… Read more »

The For-Profit College Job Placement Rate Scandal Revisited

Now that the U.S. Department of Education has taken decisive action against Corinthian Colleges for cooking the books on its job placement rates, I thought that it was worth revisiting a series of posts we ran on our retired blog Higher Ed Watch in 2011 warning of an emerging “for-profit college job placement rate scandal.”… Read more »