"Perdoceo Education Corp., operator of for-profit colleges that have repeatedly faced law enforcement actions for deceiving and abusing low-income students, announced today that Alan Wheat, a former Democratic congressman representing Missouri, has joined the company’s board of directors. Wheat, a senior policy advisor in the DC office of the law firm Polsinelli, will receive $80,000 per year for his service on the Perdoceo board. Wheat served twelve years in the U.S. House of Representatives, leaving in 1995 after an unsuccessful run for a U.S. senate seat."
"Seven current or recently-departed AIU and CTU recruiters have reached out to me in the past year, one as recently as this month, and they have made clear that the abuses at the company are ongoing. They have recounted in detail how their supervisors relentlessly pressure them to push people into low-quality college programs — often pitting recruiters against each other in a struggle to keep their jobs. Those who previously worked for other for-profit colleges said Perdoceo is far worse in terms of deceptive and coercive recruiting tactics."