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Michelle Rhee and George W. Bush are featured speakers at for-profit college industry gathering

Michelle Rhee (Hyungwon Kang/Reuters) For-profit colleges are major drivers of student loan debt, and in many cases are outright scams, aggressively and deceptively recruiting students who are likely to drop out after accumulating lots of debt, and who will face poor employment prospects even if they graduate. Continuing to siphon up so many student loan dollars requires political clout to ensure that the government doesn't regulate the for-profit college industry; that's why Rep.
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Student Debt Nearly Tripled Over The Past Decade

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (yesterday)

New data on the explosion of student debt in recent years should guide efforts to overhaul the student loan system. The post Student Debt Nearly Tripled Over The Past Decade appeared first on ThinkProgress. Read Post

Turning the tide on corporate education

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 years ago)

Michelle Rhee (Hyungwon Kang/Reuters) If there's a dollar to be made by taking a public service provided by the government, privatizing it and inserting an unnecessary middleman to suck up profits at taxpayer expense, there will alw... Read Post

Michelle Rhee and George W. Bush Speaking at Posh For-Profit Education Conference

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars (2 years ago)

Remember when I wrote about for-profit colleges, student loans, and how they're sucking the life out of the federal student loan program and how the graduation rate is abysmal despite the fact that they cost nearly five times what p... Read Post

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