More in for-profit college news: Strayer, the teacher unions and ‘call centers’ called ‘colleges’ and ‘universities’

All research for this post was provided by Dr. Dahn Shaulis, professor and researcher from New Jersey. As Dr. Shaulis writes: “Check out these photos I took in Philadelphia last week.  They illustrate the sociological imagination, showing the links between our present economic system and the gross inequality that it creates.  This is not a […]

More in for-profit college news: Corinthian, Everest, Heald and Wyotech

This is from an article I wrote for Dailycensored back in 2010: “As profits may be in jeopardy, the private owners and major stockholders of the educational means of production have now “lobbied-up.” Take Corinthian Colleges, with about 110,000 students in the Everest, Wyotech and Heald schools: they hired former House Democratic leader Richard A. […]

Lumina Foundation: working to reduce and standardize regulations: More on Obama’s Race to the Top for higher ed

According to InsideHighered, online, from April 6, 2013: “The Lumina Foundation is putting $2.3 million behind a growing effort to reduce the regulatory burden on institutions that offer online courses to students across state lines, according to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education” (http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2013/08/06/lumina-backs-voluntary-state-network-distance-ed-regs). Four regional commissions, including WICHE, and a number of other […]

The Lumina Foundation again: prioritizing academic misery

As I have written and commented on for more than a year, The Lumina Foundation has been selected for some time as the wrecking ball against the public commons, especially in terms of higher ed. Lumina is the kitechn cabinet of the Department of Education under Obama and the new Race to the Top for […]

The Obama 20/20 plan for education: ‘chump change’ you can’t believe in”

This is the first part of a two part series on ‘Obama’s 20/20 plan’ for higher education.  In this first part we will critically examine the initial ‘leg’ of the two part plan.  In the second part, we will examine the second ‘leg’ of the ‘trousered’, Obama plan.  In the second part, we will also […]

Student loans: The financialized economy of indentured servitude

Get ready students!  Your college student loans are due to double on July 2013!  The cost of higher education is spiraling and with it the cost of student loans, one of the biggest Wall Street rackets currently in existence.  Both the Obama administration and the Republicans are seeking “market solutions” they say will staunch the […]

Defining ‘quality’ 21st century public higher education…

RESTRUCTURING Public Hi Ed Nov. 6 and Public Higher Ed. Posted: November 1, 2012 | Author: Teri Yamada http://teriyamada.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/fear-and-trembling-nov-6-and-public-higher-ed/ Hurricane Sandy and New York City Our hearts go out to our colleagues and everyone on the East Coast battered by Hurricane Sandy, the second October megastorm in two years. May an outcome of this devastation […]

Canadian students RISE in protest as their affordable EDUCATION fees will be a thing of the PAST

RTGlobalReport http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=eWPk_qn3e0M&NR=1 Published on June 5, 2012 by RTGlobalReport The Canadian province of Quebec. A region that prides itself on free healthcare and affordable education for its residents. Students here pay a fixed amount for tuition fees, around $2500 a year for all of the colleges and universities. That’s the LOWEST rate in North America […]

Race to the Top: Coming to a community college near you

In August of 2010 I published what follows below at Dailycensored.  The situation facing the 112 California Community colleges is so bad now and the threat of privatization so grave that I thought to republish it.  For one, it is perhaps moer relevant today as the context is easier to understand and two, many articles […]