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Inside For-Profit Colleges’ Aggressive Recruitment Efforts | A Subprime Education | FRONTLINE

In this excerpt from “A Subprime Education,” U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin tells FRONTLINE’s Martin Smith that in order to meet growth targets, for-profit colleges have aggressively recruited “marginal” students.

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FRONTLINE’s “A Subprime Education,” an investigation of the troubled for-profit college industry, is part of PBS’s 2016 “Spotlight Education” initiative, a week of prime-time programming focused on the challenges facing America‚Äôs education system. “A Subprime Education” premieres Tues., Sept. 13, 2016 on PBS and online at


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