For-Profit Schools Facing Scrutiny

On December 8, 2010, The Texas Tribune featured, “Private, for-profit colleges under the microscope.” The article discusses the ongoing federal hearings to rein in these institutions. The students attending these career colleges are nearly two-thirds minorities and often first-generation college-goers. They are paying significant tuition rates and taking out huge loans to attend. Student often has a hard time transferring their credits or even finding a job after graduation.

How does our State regulate this industry? The Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Higher Education Commission assist, but there is no state regulation to prevent predatory recruitment.

Julie Johnson, a school fraud attorney, is featured in the article as an advocate for the students. Ms. Johnson currently represents victims of these institutions.

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