Posted: 11/21/13 00:42
by Dave Mindeman
MN Attorney General Lori Swanson is working to protect Minnesota students. The US Senate via Tom Harkins committee is working to protect all students.
He protects the for-profit colleges.
I don't know how much data can escape the notice of Congressman John Kline's office in regards to this - his purview. Maybe he is too busy looking for bones to pick about Obamacare - in fact, that is probably all he is doing. But our students are being exploited and Kline has the power to help.
MinnPost and WCCO are bringing this issue front and center...and it needs to be there because the next generation's future is being stolen from them by massive student loan debt.
Not all of the for-profit vendors are involved. Some are actually helping students in need get a chance at that necessary education. But the good ones don't give unrealistic expectations or recruit as if they were selling used cars. Believe me, there are for too many who do exactly that.
And you would think that Congressman John Kline would side with the students. To protect the students from predatory sales pitches. To provide them full disclosure of what they are committing themselves to.
But no, that is not what the Congressman is about. He has other commitments.....commitments to those for-profit donors who expect him to let them keep their "freedoms". Freedom to exploit. Freedom to profit unfairly. Freedom to exaggerate.
In this economic environment, students need a fair shake. They aren't getting any needed protection from John Kline.
He's working for the other side.