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Trade school debts

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Older pupils at the Bridge Learning Campus learn motor car mechanics on February 24, 2010 in Bristol, England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Trade schools are thriving as people worried about jobs prospects flock to tech, culinary and other vocational schools. But do the schools deliver on promises of well-paid jobs? Some say they leave many students loaded with debt and qualified only for low-wage positions. Federal loans and grants are the primary source of revenue for trade schools. The US Department of Education is considering new restrictions on loans for trade schools.

Guests:


Harris Miller, President & CEO of the Career College Association, which represents 1,400 post-secondary, professional and career education schools

Betsy Imholz, Special Projects Director, Consumer’s Union

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