John Oliver student debt segments goes after for-profit colleges (VIDEO).

Watch John Oliver Discuss Student Debt and Go After For-Profit Colleges

Watch John Oliver Discuss Student Debt and Go After For-Profit Colleges

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Sept. 8 2014 10:07 AM

John Oliver Talks Student Debt and Goes After For-Profit Colleges

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John Oliver’s main story on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight focused on student debt—and Oliver spent much of the segment going after for-profit colleges, which, as Jordan Weissmann and Tressie McMillan Cottom have noted in Slate, spend a great deal of money marketing their schools to students who will “have little hope of graduating in order to collect their tuition checks.”

David Haglund is the literary editor of NewYorker.com.