Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:40 PM
by Annie Kehler, Deputy Communications Director
While speaking with constituents in Buckner, Kentucky, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked for his thoughts on changes that could be made for students suffering from mountains of debt after graduation. In his response, he ruled out any kind of government intervention, shared his support of for-profit higher education institutions, and advised students to choose lower-cost schools.
McConnell’s responses show not only a lack of care for his college-aged constituents, but also a complete lack of awareness of the current situation young adults face in the United States.
Contrary to what the Minority Leader believes, for-profit colleges are not a solution to the debt problem. High in costs and low in rewards, these institutions often leave students in mountains of ...Read More »