Blog: The Educated Reporter

The $250,000 barber.

I love GAO reports! I always have. I used to want to work there. (I also, at various points, used to want to be an interior decorator, a teacher, an actress and a designer of confidence-building measures between the Pakistani and Indian armies.) Anyway, the latest education release from the GAO (which, yay, includes voicemails), details questionable practices that for-profit college representatives used on undercover “applicants”—among them telling a purported candidate for a barber certificate that one could earn $250,000 in the field.Yeah, if you worked as an anesthesiologist on the side!

You should totally sign up to get GAO reports delivered to your e-mail. You never know when those government detectives will turn up something fishy in your district.