More in for-profit college news: the sloth of opulence in an age of ignorance

Unnamed author and University of Phoenix ‘educator’ hosts blog on for-profit drive-by colleges The picture is of the mansion of the University of Phoenix co-founder.  It’s for sale now and you can read more below. This unnamed author, a for-profit higher education teacher, has kept this blog for two years.  The author is articulate.  He […]

The latest from the for-profit college scandal: FTC and Strayer

On October 31, 2013 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a pamphlet entitled, “Choosing A College: 8 Questions to Ask.” The agency’s main mission is “to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers” (ibid). The FTC says it is now interested in protecting students from predatory for-profit colleges that steal around $33 […]

Why Do We Celebrate Veteran’s Day?

Reflective citizens need to ask what the celebration of Veterans Day is really about. If we are no longer celebrating the cause of peace, and instead are celebrating the military, what exactly are we celebrating?