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Friday, March 23, 2018
David Halperin

Top Donor For House Education Chair Is For-Profit College Facing Federal And State Fraud Probes

by David Halperin, Republic Report. As reported recently by OpenSecrets, Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) has no serious opposition in her bid for re-election, yet has received more than $800,000 in campaign contributions. More than half of that money has come from outside North Carolina, much of it from corporate special interests. The biggest industry donating to […]

May 27, 2014

Study: Blacks, Latinos, Low-Income Live Closest To Dangerous Chemical Plants

by David Halperin, Republic Report A new study released Thursday finds that the Americans who live near hazardous chemical industrial facilities are disproportionately African American or Latino, are more likely to live in poverty, and have lower incomes and education levels than the national average.  These trends accelerate rapidly as one gets closer to the “fenceline” areas nearest dangerous […]

May 5, 2014

Jeb Bush To Address Convention Of Predatory For-Profit Colleges

by David Halperin, Republic Report Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) will be the keynote speaker at the Las Vegas annual convention of the trade association of for-profit colleges, APSCU, according to the group’s website.  Although some reputable, responsible colleges are members of APSCU, the organization is dominated by large companies, many of which — Corinthian, ITT, Education Management Corp., […]

April 9, 2014