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Liberal_in_LA

(44,397 posts)
Wed Apr 29, 2015, 09:23 PM Apr 2015

Marco Rubio Went to Bat for Corinthian Colleges

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
Higher Education
Marco Rubio Went to Bat for Corinthian Colleges
Apr 29, 2015 11:33 AM PDT
The Florida senator sent a letter last summer to the Department of Education asking it to "demonstrate leniency" with the now-shuttered for-profit college network.
Last summer, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida asked the U.S. Department of Education to "demonstrate leniency" toward Corinthian Colleges by permitting the wealthy for-profit company to continue accessing millions of dollars in federal financial aid while it was cooperating with a federal investigation.

Ten months later, the company shuttered its remaining 28 campuses, instantly displacing some 16,000 students just days after it was fined $30 million by the Department of Education for a scheme involving "confirmed cases of misrepresentation of job placement rates" for as many as 947 students. The decision to close shop came after years of federal and state investigations into the company.

The top-tier Republican presidential candidate had made his plea in a letter—obtained by Bloomberg Politics—dated June 20, 2014 and addressed to Jim Shelton, the deputy secretary of education, and Ted Mitchell, the undersecretary for post-secondary education.

"It has been brought to my attention that the U.S. Department of Education has recently placed extreme financial constraints on Corinthian Colleges, Inc. by restricting the company's timely access to federal financial aid. It is my understanding the the Department of Education has requested extensive documents be provided by Corinthian Colleges for review, and Corinthian has acted in good faith to try to provide these documents as expeditiously as possible," Rubio wrote.
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-29/marco-rubio-goes-to-bat-for-corinthian-colleges

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Marco Rubio Went to Bat for Corinthian Colleges (Original Post) Liberal_in_LA Apr 2015 OP
well there's one welfare queen off the public dole notadmblnd Apr 2015 #1
This is great news malaise Apr 2015 #2
Maybe he likes Corinthian leather. longship Apr 2015 #3
I remember a commercial for something in which smokey nj Apr 2015 #4
Yup! It was Ricardo Montalban. longship Apr 2015 #5
Thank you!!!! I knew it was either a car or wine. smokey nj Apr 2015 #6
Aha! Car, wine, and fine Corinthian leather. Now that's a memorable night! nt longship Apr 2015 #7
So if Corinthian Colleges donated to Rubio do we have a case of quid pro quo? That is exactly okaawhatever Apr 2015 #8

notadmblnd

(23,720 posts)
1. well there's one welfare queen off the public dole
Wed Apr 29, 2015, 09:32 PM
Apr 2015

I do hope what they paid Rubio to do didn't cause them to go bankrupt cause they sure didn't get their moneys worth from him.

longship

(40,416 posts)
3. Maybe he likes Corinthian leather.
Wed Apr 29, 2015, 10:37 PM
Apr 2015

One never knows. You know, maybe in a Fifty Shades kind of way.

Possibly too much information.

smokey nj

(43,853 posts)
4. I remember a commercial for something in which
Wed Apr 29, 2015, 10:41 PM
Apr 2015

the narrator mentioned "Fine Corinthian leather." Do I remember what the product was? Absolutely not.

longship

(40,416 posts)
5. Yup! It was Ricardo Montalban.
Wed Apr 29, 2015, 10:48 PM
Apr 2015


Khan!!!!


So you are so wrong about my memory...

What were you saying?

okaawhatever

(9,461 posts)
8. So if Corinthian Colleges donated to Rubio do we have a case of quid pro quo? That is exactly
Wed Apr 29, 2015, 11:09 PM
Apr 2015

what Menendez did for his friend.

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