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A powerful politician kills a bill that advocates say would have protected veterans

Many for-profit colleges have been frozen out of the federal student financial aid pipeline, because they feel to meet certain standards. But those standards don't apply through funds veterans receive under the G.I. Bill. A pair of California legislators tried to change that, but they were batted down by a powerful politician — with ties to the for-profit college industry.

Tavis Smiley

From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, as a broadcaster, author, advocate and philanthropist, Tavis Smiley continues to be an outstanding voice for change.

Cornel West

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris.