08/04/2010 01:26 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sen. Tom Harkin SLAMS For-Profit Colleges At Hearing

The head of the U.S. Senate's education panel lashed out at the for-profit education sector in a congressional hearing on Wednesday after government investigators uncovered deceptive practices.

Chairman Tom Harkin pointed to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released Tuesday that found staff at the controversial colleges urged potential students to fudge their income on loan forms and give misleading information about costs.

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