Students ‘put into poverty’ by school while ex-Prez raked raked in $17.5 million.
In their ongoing push to get Hillary Clinton (aka The Zombie Queen) into the Oval Office, Democrats and their media allies have called into question GOP nominee Donald Trump’s now-defunct Trump University.
However, what has not been talked about nearly as much is former Bill Clinton’s five-year stint as “honorary chancellor” of Laureate Education, Inc. and the $17.5 million he raked in as students went into debt.
Now, despite the unholy alliance between the Democratic Party and the media, the Clintons’ “pay to play” scheme is finally breaking through the media firewall.
Over five years, former president Bill Clinton earned $17.6 million from the world’s largest for-profit education company, Laureate Education, Inc. In his role as “honorary chancellor,” Clinton has traveled the world on Laureate’s behalf, extolling the virtues of the school.
Clinton “favors” while at State…
In 2009, according to emails released by the State Department, Hillary Clinton wrote to a top aide that she wanted to add Laureate Education to the guest list for a State Department dinner on education. Describing Laureate as “the fastest growing college network in the world,” Clinton said the company was “started by Doug Becker, who Bill likes a lot.”
“It’s a for-profit model that should be represented,” Clinton added. Laureate was added to the list.
None dare call it a ‘scam’…
Although Hillary Clinton has made education one of her hallmark campaign issues, she and her husband made millions off of students.
…[S]ome two dozen former and current students at Laureate’s flagship school in the U.S. — an online, for-profit school called Walden University — told NBC News they feel victimized by the kind of practices [Hillary] Clinton has promised to fight. A 2015 study found Walden students had compiled the second-highest debt load of any school in the U.S.
“We pursued [our degrees] because we wanted to be successful and not be put in poverty,” said Sondra Beall-Davis, a current PhD candidate at Walden and a former corporate consultant, who now owes over $200,000 in student loan debt incurred during her time at Walden. “Now you’ve taken me from a successful career to poverty.”
Ongoing revelations of the Clintons’ hypocrisy on education, as well as their ‘pay to play’ schemes, may not change the trajectory of November’s election. However, at least the story is finally making it to the mainstream media.
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