Students

Activists Hope to Turn a Debt Strike Into a Movement

Matt Eich for The Chronicle

Jessica King, one of the debt strikers, got a certificate in medical assisting from Everest College, a subsidiary of Corinthian, in 2008. It’s been worthless as far as getting a job, she says. With $33,000 in student debt, she’s now waiting tables.
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By several measures, the "debt strike" staged by former students of the troubled Corinthian Colleges Inc. is already a success.

The debtors, who are refusing to pay back their federal student loans because they say they were defrauded by the company...

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