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Feds suing ITT Educational Services for predatory student lending practices

Per its website, ITT Educational Services, Inc. “provides accredited, technology-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its ITT Technical Institutes and Daniel Webster College to help students develop skills and knowledge that they can use to pursue career opportunities in a variety of fields.” The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Wednesday announced a lawsuit Keep Reading…


Dallas City Attorney grilled by councilmembers on transparency, open government issues (TX)

An interesting exchange took place at a recent Dallas City Council meeting. With transparency and open government issues arising in many locales across the state, it’s important to see at least two city council members take to task city staff for questionable practices that could impede the public’s right to know. On The Dallas Morning Keep Reading…


Bell County puts $50,000 price on PIA request for Temple mayor pro tem’s emails (TX)

Is $50,000 a reasonable price to learn what prompted Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales to tell one of her employees “delete, delete, delete” when emails and other computer files on equipment belonging to Bell County, Morales’ employer at the time, were sought in a Public Information Act request? That’s the price quoted in response Keep Reading…


Realities of “affordable’ health care’s affordability (TX)

Score one for the free market in today’s “affordable” health care industry. A recent search for MRI options uncovered a near-90 percent price differential between a hospital private pay quoted price and what personal initiative found available within a three hour driving distance. Such a disparity illustrates how greater knowledge of health care pricing can Keep Reading…


TPPF report: Education Service Centers have ‘need for clarity’ (TX)

Regional Education Service Centers are entities which provide support to Texas public schools, but in recent years – especially with the controversy surrounding CSCOPE, the controversial curriculum management system created at taxpayer expense but with no public oversight – their existence is attracting new, much-warranted attention. In a new report Regional Education Service Center Spending: Keep Reading…

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