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USA Today: Donors To Romney Super PAC Have Ties To For-Profit Colleges

On March 29, 2012, USA Today reported:

For-profit colleges and individuals with ties to them have donated $430,000 to a super PAC spending millions of dollars to help elect Republican Mitt Romney to the presidency — as the industry faces intense federal scrutiny over recruitment practices, educational quality and the amount of debt its students incur.

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The donations come as the industry grapples with unprecedented attention from Washington. The Democratic-led Senate education committee has investigated schools’ recruiting practices and the big loans assumed by its students, many of whom are low-income. New rules imposed by the Obama administration will measure the colleges on students’ loan-repayment rates and their ratio of income to debt once they finish school.

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In this election, Romney has emerged as an enthusiastic backer of for-profit education and singled out Full Sail and the University of Phoenix for praise, as the The New York Times noted earlier this year.

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