Beware of For-Profit Education

For-profit education has grown exponentially over the past two decades, largely due to subsidies from taxpayers in the form of federal student loans.  In this time of budget cutting, federal dollars should no longer go to for-profit “educational” institutions.  Students who are thinking of taking courses or pursuing degrees should explore community colleges and public universities, which offer superior education and often at  lower prices.

Tom Harkin wrote this succinct, but powerful, critique of for-profit education last fall in Forbes.

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