SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) is asking educators for help in warning students about the risks associated with for-profit colleges.
The senator is asking principals, counselors, and teachers to provide students with "accurate and up-to-date information about their post-secondary education options"
"Students attending for-profit schools are too often left with a degree or certificate that employers do not recognize, credits that do not transfer to other legitimate institutions, and almost twice the amount of average debt of their fellow students attending public institutions like community colleges," Durbin wrote. "For an Illinois student, getting the right information from the right person can mean the difference between a successful future and a lifetime of student debt and despair."
This makes the fifth year in a row that the senator has written to Illinois educators and school leaders.
Here is the full letter: