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A 32-year-old disabled vet thought ITT Tech was his ticket out of poverty — what happened shows everything wrong with the $35 billion for-profit education sector


It’s not easy to reach Brandon Straub these days. The 32-year-old doesn’t own a cell phone, let alone a landline, and recently, his days center around finding buyers for the belongings he’s selling on Craigslist. With $30,000 in student loans, among other debts, he’s planning to file for bankruptcy.

Straub, a veteran of the War in Afghanistan, is one of nearly 40,000 students affected by one of the largest collapses of a for-profit college. On September 6, ITT Technical Institute abruptly closed. Straub and his classmates became collateral damage of the school’s drive to increase enrollment and profits as it sought read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com