Tangled up in debt

Number 28357
Subject Debt
Source The Hechinger Report
State
Year 2018
Publication Date December 2018
Summary In late 2017, The Hechinger Report began a deep dive into cosmetology education in Iowa, an education marketplace that has long eluded scrutiny and whose graduates comprise a poorly paid and “invisible” workforce. For-profit beauty schools have maintained a near-monopoly on the sector and kept state regulations to their liking, and where, despite the schools’ hefty price tags, student earnings years after graduation often remain low. The story was a collaboration with The New York Times.
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Keywords The Hechinger Report, Iowa, cosmetology, education, marketplace, beauty school, The New York Times
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