Education Connection's Controversial Ad Gets Criticized

Last Thursday, Senate Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) criticized an advertisement that features a woman in very small pajamas telling prospective online students, "I love learning new things in my pajamas."

The criticism directed at the ad was just a small piece of Durbin's larger attack at the predatory for-profit college industry.

"The ad that just really troubles me shows a lovely young woman who says you can go to college in your pajamas," Durbin said, according to the Hill. "You don't even have to get out of bed to go to college, and she's got a computer on her bed there."

Education Connection, the company that produced the ad, describes itself as a free service that matches, "students with accredited online and campus-based schools."


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