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Sat Jun 13, 2015, 04:08 AM

Arne Duncanís Patently False Promise to Forgive Student Debts at For-Profit Schools


Arne Duncan, President Obamaís Secretary of Education, claims his department is prepared to forgive the debts of thousands of students who attended the Corinthian Colleges, the for-profit rip-off conglomerate that filed for bankruptcy last month. Duncan chose his words carefully, claiming that the federal government is putting together a process that would forgive the loans of any student who can show that she had been defrauded by any college Ė Coriinthian or some other school.

Duncan is, of course, lying. His own department estimates it would cost as much as $3.5 billion to provide debt relief to the 350,000 students that have had the misfortune to attend Corinthian schools over the past five years. And Corinthian wasnít the top dog in the for-profit education scam. Phoenix University, owned by the huge Apollo chain of con artists, had an enrollment of 600,000 five years ago, and still processes the checks of a quarter million victims a year. Forgiving the debts of all the students that have been victimized by the for-profit college industry would cost many tens of billions of dollars Ė far more than whatís left of the nationís welfare program. We know that Arne Duncan was making no such commitment on behalf of an administration that loves austerity just as much as the Republicans do.

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eridani Jun 2015 OP
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Sun Jun 14, 2015, 12:27 PM

1. Are Duncan's lips moving?

If so, he's lying. It's as simple as that.

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