The Harkin Report condemning costs and practices of most for-profit colleges reveals they're not a whole lot different from "The Famous Writer's School, which Decca lampooned in her piece in The Atlantic Magazine (July 1970) “Let Us Now Appraise Famous Writers" (SUCH a great title!) The FWS was a mail order swindle which promised a rewarding career to the well-trained scribe. Decca called the school “a terrific fraud” perpetuated on the vulnerable and gullible, and “a debasement of all things educational.” She called her finished article, “one of the clear-cut successes however temporary in my muckraking career.”

Here's Decca's article

and the NYT's article on The Harkin Report (another good title)

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