This week we take a look at the need for a better college scorecard, why a state is suing a school, and how the stock market views the for-profit sector.

For-Profits: Are They Dead? — In 2001, 766,000 students were enrolled in for-profit schools, compared to 2.4 million in 2010 and for most of the past decade, private for-profit schools have not only been growing but have been the most visible. Read more…

Better College Scorecard — Students and their families deserve a good shopping guide and a good scorecard when it comes to choosing a college. The New York Times has encouraged the use of the Department of Education’s new online College Scorecard, but is the information provided accurate? Read more…

State Sues School — Prosecutors in Massachusetts filed a complaint in Plymouth Superior Court that accused Sullivan and Cogliano Training Centers Inc. of “grossly misrepresenting the quality and scope of education” and distorting job placement numbers while leaving students with deep debt and poor job prospects. Read more…

By Marc Apple