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Senate Proceeding on May 19th, 2011 :: 8:04:25 to 8:05:59
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Tom Harkin

8:04:12 to 8:04:32( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: expense of our taxpayers, our government in debt and these veterans who are unwittingly signing up for these worthless course stph-s. mr. harkin: i say to my friend, yes, we d. on december 8 our committee issued a report -- december 8, 2010 -- partially is

Tom Harkin

8:04:25 to 8:05:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Harkin

Tom Harkin

8:04:33 to 8:04:54( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: in the report of what the senator is saying now, how much more expensive these programs are in these schools compared to what they can get, say, at a community college or a nonprofit school in their states. and the senator is right, it's three to four times as much.

Tom Harkin

8:04:55 to 8:05:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: and plus, there's one other thing i'd say to my friend. he knows this, that when these students go to, say, a small not-for-profit school that you'd have in illinois or the colleges i have in iowa like simpson or grace land or central college --

Tom Harkin

8:05:17 to 8:05:38( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: a number of our small private colleges do a great job. they do a wonderful job in helping poor students who need a lot of pell grants. what these colleges do, when students come in and they borrow money and they're using pell grants, they get a lot of support from the university. the university is there to help them, to help them with their studies. they get the kind of help and

Tom Harkin

8:05:39 to 8:06:00( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: support because a lot of these students come from families that have never gone to college. they have never had that kind of experience. they come into college, they get that support. what the for-profits do, they'll sign these kids up. once they get the money, good luck in ever getting any help or support from the for-profit colleges. mr. durbin: i might say senator from iowa, next time

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