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Morning Roundup: From NPR: The Allure of For-Profit Universities Grows As higher learning becomes increasingly expensive,...


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From NPR: The Allure of For-Profit Universities Grows
As higher learning becomes increasingly expensive, students are taking a greater hand in where and how they get an education. Anya Kamenetz, author of the forthcoming DIY U, talks with host Guy Raz about the growing attraction to revenue-seeking universities.

From The Washington Post: Obama: Revise No Child Left Behind law
President Obama proposed overhauling the No Child Left Behind law that was his predecessor's hallmark education initiative, aiming to eliminate several of the measure's controversial mandates on public schools but adding new ones.

From The New York Times: In Hard Times, Lured Into Trade School and Debt
One fast-growing American industry has become a conspicuous beneficiary of the recession: for-profit colleges and trade schools.

From The New York Times Magazine: The Prof Stuff
Like many online experiments, Rate My Professors has turned out to be a companion to nothing. It is its own world. Sure, hot, easy teachers get the laurels traditionally denied them by tenure committees who have that fetish for credentials and scholarship. But there's more.

From The New York Times' Room for Debate Blog: Does the Size of a School Matter?
How much does school size matter? And what are the lessons learned from Kansas City's decision to close half of the city's public schools?

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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