Friday, January 13, 2017



Harvard, Too? Obama’s Final Push to Catch Predatory Colleges Is Revealing (NYT)

     For the past eight years, the Obama administration has waged a battle against predatory for-profit colleges. On Monday, the Department of Education released a final salvo — a list of hundreds of college programs that load students with more debt than they can afford to repay.
     The failing-program list included ITT Tech, which filed for bankruptcy under federal pressure late last year, as well as industry leaders like Kaplan University and the University of Phoenix. And there — among a host of local graphic design, fashion, cosmetology and barber schools — is Harvard University.
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     Republican members of Congress and people working with the incoming Trump administration have called for rolling back the for-profit college regulations. Harvard’s inclusion suggests it might make sense to expand the rules to include nonprofit programs with similar problems….



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Trump wants to cut government spending (gov. guaranteed loans), these for-profit colleges are a good place to begin. OOPHS, Trump owned one. And he settled out of court to bury the problem.

Anonymous said...

Only 4 more days and 3hrs...