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John Oliver Talks Student Debt and Goes After For-Profit Colleges

John Oliver’s main story on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight focused on student debt—and Oliver spent much of the segment going after for-profit colleges, which, as Jordan Weissmann and Tressie McMillan Cottom have noted in Slate, spend a great deal of money marketing their schools to students who will “have little hope of graduating in order to collect their tuition checks.”

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