Is ITT Tech screwing over students?

“Why do something tomorrow when you can go out and do it today?”

That’s a question posed by Raechel Pendleton, a Kansas City, Missouri-area resident, in a 2010 commercial for ITT Tech. This publicly traded, for-profit college might be best known for these advertisements, played in heavy rotation across the country. As Raechel speaks in voiceover, we see her in a classroom, picking up two sticks of RAM and inserting them into a computer’s motherboard. “At ITT Tech,” she intones over quick cuts of her in class, or smiling, or sitting with friends at a coffee shop, “I’m finally in the position where someone can look up to me and ask me for advice,” she says. “For the first time in a really long time, I thought, ‘Wow, my mom’s really…

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