National Urban League Speech

[WASHINGTON, DC] Durbin spoke to the National Urban League on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011, and asked the organization to support the effort by the Obama Administration and members of Congress to protect students and taxpayers from abuses within the for-profit college industry. Acknowledging that many for-profit colleges are good actors and do important work, Durbin noted that the bad actors could cause us to repeat the mistakes of the subprime mortgage crisis by saddling a generation of young people with mountains of debt and worthless diplomas.