Senators Slam For-Profit Bridgepoint

In 2011, now-retired United States Senator Tom Harkin called San Diego’s controversial for-profit Bridgepoint Education “an absolute scam.” This month, two senators have whacked the company’s major operation, Ashford University,  with similar — but more polite — biting criticism, to wit: Ashford is guilty of “predatory practices,” the senators said in a March 15 letter to the company’s chief executive, Andrew Clark.

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