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A recent ProPublica story detailed how the city’s poor black residents are steered into bankruptcy plans they are doomed to fail. Two City Council members are looking at a series of solutions to address the underlying problems. Novasha Miller, a lifelong resident of Whitehaven, a neighborhood in Memphis, filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy after debt collectors… Read Article →

By Annie Waldman, ProPublica Over the past few years, dozens of borrowers have written devastating reviews of the New Jersey state agency whose student loans, as we have detailed, have strikingly onerous terms. “This place doesn’t even deserve one star,” posted Ashante Patterson on Google’s review platform. “It is a scam and horrendous organization that preys… Read Article →

By Annie Waldman, ProPublica A much-criticized college accreditor that regulates hundreds of for-profit schools should have its oversight powers terminated, a U.S. Department of Education staff report has recommended. There are several more steps before the government could actually strip the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools of its authority. But the department’s unprecedented… Read Article →

By Annie Waldman, ProPublica Perhaps you remember Corinthian Colleges. It was the country’s second largest chain of for-profit colleges, before it collapsed into bankruptcy last year amid evidence of phony marketing and predatory loans. The shenanigans brought investigations from more than 20 state attorneys general and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But the actual… Read Article →

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