Using the for-profit college swindle to teach students critical literacy

“At its best, the theory of critical literacy needs to develop pedagogical practices in which the battle to make sense of one’s life reaffirms and furthers the need for teachers and students to recover their own voices so they retell their own histories and in so doing “check and criticize the history they are told […]

Investing in for-profit college stocks: public pension funds aid and abet corporate crime

The featured image is a picture of the home of the Murphys.  It is for sale for $27 million.  Mr. Murphy helped start the University of Phoenix.  You, the reader, bought his house through donating tax money for his exorbitant salary, while he captained the decimation of student lives and the American economy.  Murphy and […]

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. […]

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 […]