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Hagan touts bill to restrain abuses by for-profit colleges

Posted By Rob Schofield On August 2, 2012 @ 7:20 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

This morning’s Greensboro News & Record includes an editorial by Senator Kay Hagan [1]about a promising bill that she’s co-sponsoring to rein in some abuses in the for-profit college industry.

The bill (“the Protecting Financial Aid for Students and Taxpayers Act”), which has been endorsed by the watchdogs at Consumers Union [2], would require all colleges and universities to pay for advertising, marketing and recruiting with non-taxpayer dollars. As Hagan’s piece explains, some private schools have been using abusive tactics (sometimes paid for with federal dollars) to recruit and ensnare young people.

It sounds like a promising start in an area that’s rife with abuse — a phenomenon that is, sadly, sure to get worse in North Carolina if conservatives plow ahead with their plans to divert millions in public dollars into private, for-profit schools.

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[1] an editorial by Senator Kay Hagan : http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/08/01/article/kay_hagan_for_profit_schools_misuse_tax_dollars

[2] which has been endorsed by the watchdogs at Consumers Union: http://www.consumersunion.org/pub/core_financial_services/018395.html

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