Several Democrats, including Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Al Franken of Minnesota, stressed that there are some for-profits doing a good job. In fact, Mr. Harkin praised Kaplan for recently instituting a five-week tryout period at its campuses, allowing students to attend classes for free for five weeks before committing. If the student decides to withdraw, he owes nothing.
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Ben Wolfgang is a national reporter for The Washington Times. Before coming to the Times, he spent four years as a political reporter in Pennsylvania. His focus is on education and science policy. Ben lives in southeast D.C. and has played guitar in several bands while still in Pennsylvania. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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