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Are soldiers getting useless degrees?

Daniel Golden at Bloomberg News did a good job, in Business Week, digging into the money online for-profit universities are making off of military students. He focuses especially on the aggressive recruiting practices; I wish he would have shown more, though, about why and how the education the soldiers are receiving falls short, since that is the underlying theme.

I wanted to know more about the Marine mentioned in the lede and end grafs; another guy completed a program with a 4.0 after spending about 10 hours, total, on each course. Tip of the iceberg!

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