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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:52 AM

Obama promotes GI Bill safeguards for vets

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama, eager to show administrative action in an election year, is promoting measures to safeguard veterans and members of the military against unscrupulous college recruiters.

In his Internet and radio address Saturday, Obama reiterated a series of measures he announced the day before at Fort Stewart, Ga., to protect current and former servicemen and women as they seek educational opportunities under the GI Bill.

"The sad truth is that there are people out there who are less interested in helping our men and women in uniform get ahead and more interested in making a buck," he said. "Even though the vast majority of schools do the right thing, we need to guard against the bad actors who don't."

The White House action, which does not need congressional approval, aims mainly at for-profit colleges that market heavily to military families because of the easy availability of federal money under the GI Bill. Some postsecondary schools try to attract current and former military service members using deceptive military-themed websites that appear to be government-run or connected to the GI Bill benefit system, administration officials said.



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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:05 AM

1. As always, Faux "news" is against Obama's comments.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201204280001

Doesn't Faux "news" advertise these for-profit colleges?

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Response to Archae (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 10:19 AM

4. Wow. They can find a way to twist anything, can't they.

If Obama said the sky was blue they'd twist it into an insult against smurfs or something.

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Response to Archae (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:08 PM

5. For profit college ads are all over broadcast TV during daytime,

not just cable. I guess in this case FNC did not want to lose advertiser dollars. At least for profit diploma mills (what those "colleges" really are) are not underwriting PBS or NPR shows.

example of such an ad:

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:27 AM

2. Kick

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:51 AM

3. They never should have allowed "for profits" to call themselves colleges.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 03:07 PM

6. The for profits aren't going to like this............

I think it is great.

Don't worry though I bet they have their lobbyists working on this already.

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