On ITT and the Education Department, no more excuses

Source: Toby Merrill & Eileen Connor, Project on Predatory Student Lending, (Washington Post) (Paid Registration)

For years, predatory for-profit colleges have exploited the promise of higher education, cheating students and leaving them in mountains of debt they never should have had. Making it worse, the industry has been enabled by a Department of Education that has made excuse after excuse about why it can not step in to help students.

ITT Technical Institute students are finally getting some relief, but not nearly enough. The vast majority of students’ debt remains in the form of federal loans controlled by the Department of Education. And not only have Secretary Betsy DeVos and her predecessors refused to cancel these loans, they are continuing to collect on them.

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