Monday, September 8, 2014

Watch John Oliver Lay It Down On For-Profit Colleges

Been to college?  Then you probably already know how messed up the student loan crisis is in the U.S. already.  This doesn't even include the for-profit colleges whose entire business model relies on convincing the people most desperate for an education to sign up for lifelong debt.  Last night John Oliver took on these "institutions" on his show Last Week Tonight.  As always, he delivered.

Bless you, you lovable English scamp.

It's hard to decide what's worse: bullying prospective students using their "pain points," sending nursing students to a Scientology museum to learn about psychiatry, or scamming veterans out of their G.I. Bill benefits.
No, I know what is the worst! It's the lobbyists employed by these "universities" that spend millions upon millions of dollars (paid for by the students) to resist regulations that would make it harder for them to qualify for that sweet student loan cash money.

Add this to the list of things that still the "greatest country in the world" just cannot figure out.

Here's John:

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