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A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has announced that a study of 15 for-profit colleges shows that these colleges misled students to encourage enrollment, and that students were encouraged to commit fraud when applying for financial aid.  The magnitude of the cost of such fraud on taxpayers is not known, but the Department of Education lends $20 billion annually in student loans.

GAO investigators posed as applicants and met with various officials at 15 unidentified for-profit colleges and universities. Continue reading ›

Sacramento, CA – A student and three former employees have filed a California False Claims Act case against Universal Health Services, one of the nation’s largest health care management companies and owner of a Sacramento special education school called Creekside Academy.  The lawsuit alleges that the private, for-profit school system falsified records, charged the state for absent students, understaffed classrooms, and employed uncertified teachers while receiving public education dollars. Continue reading ›