May 19, 2012
After Fighting The Taliban, Soldiers Return Home To Face Attacks From For-Profit Colleges & Their Lobbyists
After risking their lives abroad, American veterans are returning home to a new set of dangers. For-profit college companies are increasingly targeting veterans and their education benefits as a source for easy profits. The companies have a record of fraud, from deceptive recruiting practices to extremely high drop-out and default rates. Unlike tradition private or public schools, for-profit college executives often reward themselves with compensation of over $20 million a year. Experts have noted that much of the million in G.I. benefits channeled to for-profit companies is spent on executive salary, marketing, and recruitment — not education services.
As Bloomberg News has reported, for-profit colleges have even targeted veterans facing serious traumatic brain injuries. Some marines reported not being able to remember which classes he was enrolled to take.
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