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 […]

Today in for-profit ‘college’ news

The Apollo Group (partially owned by the Carlyle Group) is really ramping up its advertising, spending $665 million this year (as it closes more than 100 physical sites) (http://chronicle.com/blogs/bottomline/u-of-phoenix-reboots-advertising-and-rebrands-in-the-process/).   The Apollo Group owns The University of Phoenix which receives eighty nine percent if not more, of its revenue from you, the taxpayer who will […]

Student loan debt, ‘financial forgiveness’ and the perils of ‘moral hazard’

Can you imagine a country where education is not a human right but a commodity to be bought and sold using debt?  Yes, well America is one such country; there are many, many others (http://sinche.uom.gr/sites/default/files/proj15_ziderman.pdf). With for profit prisons, for profit medical care and for profit, well, for-profit everything when it comes to declaring independence […]

City College of San Francisco fails to receive Lumina backed accreditation: The fix was in

From:  Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman Interim Chancellor Dear College Community, We have received the decision from ACCJC. The Commission has decided to terminate City College of San Francisco’s accreditation effective July 31, 2014, approximately one year from now. We are immediately moving forward to request a review on the Commission’s decision per ACCJC’s policy  on request […]

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 […]

Student Loan Asset Backed Securities and the $1 trillion dollar student loan debt

“In times of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell I was fortunate enough to be a guest on the radio show Clearing the FOG – Speaking truth to expose the forces of greed. http://www.facebook.com/ClearingtheFogRadioShow. The show originates from Washington DC on 1480 AM. The issue that was addressed was […]

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 […]