May 19, 2011
Deceptive Marketing to Veterans
Senator Harkin discusses for-profit colleges drive to enroll America's veterans and service members. Senator Harkin recounts the stories of a number of military students who have been taken advantage of or deceived by for-profit schools.
February 6, 2011
Deceptive Recruiting Practices
Senator Harkin discusses the deceptive recruiting practices that some for-profit schools use to secure student enrollments. These practices result in students unprepared for or poorly matched to their academic program, with a high probability of dropping out, leaving students with abundant debt but no degree.
December 14, 2010
In the first floor speech on the issue of for-profit schools, Senator Harkin discusses the thousands of Americans being harmed by the for-profit schools' focus on growth. Nearly every student at a for-profit college will take out a Federal student loan, and more than half of these students enrolled at these schools will drop out without a degree.