Once the darlings of Wall Street, for-profit education companies have seen their market value plunge to the lowest level in 52 weeks, leaving investors to wonder if the industry would be able to survive in its current form. An index of nine for-profit education companies, the S&P 1500 Education Services Index is down nearly 30 percent for the year.
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