David Goodstein agreed to answer some questions about his settlement. We spoke briefly by phone on Friday (I called to congratulate him), and he then answered a few questions later that day by email.
While the suit doesn't address the systemic problems that have led to the student lending crisis, it is a victory for these students who were defrauded. Like David, I hope they file a class action suit against the school. I am working on several large writing projects at the moment, but I am definitely going to try and get in touch with a few of these individuals and ask them for interviews. Stay tuned for updates.
"Sordid Relationships and Broken Promises: Kaplan University's Troubling Financial Relationship To The Washington Post," AEM (November 23, 2010)