Many educators oppose proposed legislation
A U.S. Senate bill proposes practical and compassionate assistance for the many pupils and educators affected by Hurricane Katrina. If enacted, it would provide more time for displaced students to repay federal loans, flexibility for teachers to be hired outside the home states where they are licensed, and financial assistance for schools that enroll homeless and disabled children, among the most vulnerable of survivors.
Inconspicuously tucked within the document, however, lies a potential bonanza for the profit-making online colleges that have been a persistent source of fraud for several decades. Samuel Freedman reports in the New York Times.
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