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For-Profit College Accused of Compensating Employees Based on Number of Students They Enroll to Increase Revenue

In 2015, the United State’s second-largest for-profit college operator was accused to compensating employees based on how many students they enrolled. Rewarding recruiters by commission [...]

In 2015, the United State’s second-largest for-profit college operator was accused to compensating employees based on how many students they enrolled. Rewarding recruiters by commission and bonus incentives is illegal. Taxpayers were ripped off, but most importantly students were reeled in through hyperaggressive boiler room tactics and end up often defaulting with outsized loans they can’t discharge in bankruptcy.

At the same time, the relevancy of college education for students in rural areas keeps many of them from pursuing degrees in higher education. There is a strongly held belief that college is for the “other folk,” and many who did opted for local community colleges. Since the 2016 election results amplified the concerns of rural Americans, namely lost jobs and economic disparities, rural has been on everybody’s minds. While 72 percent of the nation’s land is designated as rural, only 14 percent of the population live there. In such drastic isolation, it’s no wonder that students are pushed into old paths and set careers. However, an educated work force is needed to attract new industries.

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Publication Date: 31/01/2017
Source: The New York Times
Author: Laura Pappano
Publication Date: 15/11/2015
Source: The New York Times
Author: Stephanie Saul
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Source: New York Times
Author: STEPHANIE SAUL