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  • When American politicians laud free college plans overseas, they tend to identify European countries, such as Germany or Sweden, as noteworthy examples.
  • Not as commonly discussed, Brazil also offers free college to its citizens, and its free colleges are actually more prestigious than the private institutions that charge tuition.
  • Brazil's public colleges, known as federal universities, offer tuition-free education to...
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  • The popular idea of what retirement involves, as long as you’re healthy enough to enjoy it, can sound a bit like an extended vacation: golfing, fishing, sitting around drinking iced tea while discussing the latest books with a group of like-minded friends, traveling to visit the grandchildren or places you’ve always yearned to see.
  • Nowhere in those scenarios is there any mention of writing a monthly check to pay off a...
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  • How did trade schools go from being mom-and-pop shops that trained mechanics and hair stylists to making billions on Wall Street? And if the industry is as predatory as the Education Department and many lawmakers suggest, why didn't they stop it?
  • In 1990, there wasn't a single publicly traded college. Now, there are more than a dozen with most of...
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  • For-profit colleges have been controversial for a while. Thousands of students were going deep into debt to take courses of sketchy creditability. And earlier this year, one of the most notorious for-profits shut down, displacing 10,000 students.
  • It was the largest failure in for-profit higher education. Senator Elizabeth Warren--who's known for fighting for students' rights when it comes to loans--questioned Dr. Albert C....
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  • The US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday ruled in favor of tight regulations pointed at the for-profit college industry. The court ruled that the Education Department has the right to demand that schools show that their graduates are financially dependent enough to repay their student loans. Fraudulent colleges have been the subject of scrutiny by the department for over a year now as they seek to limit the ability of these...