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CA continues to lead nation in “diploma-mill” colleges

The recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Education and state Attorney General Kamala Harris that 85,000 California students who attended for-profit campuses of Corinthian Colleges would be eligible for debt forgiveness on their student loans because they’d been misled by

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Student debt makes CA waves

While California students mustered to lead a nationwide movement for college debt relief, policymakers and innovators grappled with the issue in ways of their own. Students in the UC system — particularly the Berkeley campus — have taken a central role in

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State agency struggling to police for-profit colleges

  The state talks a big game about policing the for-profit college industry, with legislative proposals to ease student debt and a massive lawsuit against the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges. But an $8 million bureaucracy the state launched five years ago

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Lawmaker wants president to discharge student loan debt

May 8, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — In 2006, a major rewrite of the federal bankruptcy law allowed for federal student loans to be dischargeable. Prior to 2006, student loans, along with taxes, were always required to be paid

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Disinvest in higher education

Feb. 5, 2013 By Joseph Perkins College is overrated. That’s the ineluctable conclusion to be drawn from a new study published by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. The study’s co-authors, Richard Vedder, Jonathan Robe and Christopher Denhart, examined

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Cartoon: Student loan scam

Aug. 29, 2012 This cartoon is by Bill Williams:

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