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    Re: Factory orders fall for third straight month

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    It would seem so. That is why I asked the question. Seems there are lots of graphs and data designed to make for profit trade/college institutions look bad. I am wondering who is behind the push.
    I started following the issue because of a local alternative weekly a few years ago. Their political columnist was following the local scandals of for profits (threats of losing accreditation, recruiters and commissions being prioritized over classroom, etc.). I don't know if it ties into a larger narrative or was simply because we have a few based locally.

    Here's a link to one of his articles on the subject:

    http://m.sandiegoreader.com/news/201...mplates=mobile
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    Re: Factory orders fall for third straight month

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    I started following the issue because of a local alternative weekly a few years ago. Their political columnist was following the local scandals of for profits (threats of losing accreditation, recruiters and commissions being prioritized over classroom, etc.). I don't know if it ties into a larger narrative or was simply because we have a few based locally.

    Here's a link to one of his articles on the subject:

    For-profit college tried to recruit homeless | San Diego Reader
    An interesting read. I have no doubt there are some for profits that fall short of providing the education they advertise. I also have no doubt the easy money available for student loans draws unscrupulous characters into the field looking to take advantage of people who are too nave to understand what they are getting in to.

    A far more serious problem, with similar characteristics, can be found in public institutions supported by taxpayer dollars. Add in the growing trend towards on-line classes, and the opportunity to soak students for student loan dollars, while providing little educational benefit, increases dramatically.

    At least we can agree reform is imperative in both areas. The "who first" will have to remain debatable.

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