Letters to the Editor

July 14, 2014

Students beware

The Miami Herald shouldn’t have allowed an apologist for the euphemistically called “career colleges,” Curtis Austin, to write misinformation and propaganda in the July 8 Other Views column, Don’t hobble students at career colleges, about schools that are really trade and technical schools.

The Miami Herald shouldn’t have allowed an apologist for the euphemistically called “career colleges,” Curtis Austin, to write misinformation and propaganda in the July 8 Other Views column, Don’t hobble students at career colleges, about schools that are really trade and technical schools.

The reason the Department of Education is setting more-stringent guidelines is that these schools have overpromised jobs and have used predatory lending practices against unsuspecting students.

It’s insulting that the author blames the problems on young, innocent students who “need to clearly understand their obligations.” The author claims that these career colleges are not taxpayer subsidized. I wonder what Pell Grants are?

Tom Comerford, Miami

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