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Kirk: Obama Should Do More for Community College Students

Kirk: Obama Should Do More for Community College Students

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is criticizing proposed regulations that proponents argue will protect students who attend some colleges from amassing huge debts they can’t pay off.

The proposed Obama administration rules would penalize career-oriented programs that produce graduates without the training they need to find a job that will allow them to pay off their debts.

The administration has long sought to block federal student aid from programs that don’t prepare students for “gainful employment.” But Kirk says the regulations would unfairly penalize community colleges and other institutions.

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