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 […]
Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would write as step-by-step analysis of how corrupt this for-profit higher educational system is, and how many people are complicit in its survival. Below are just some of the ‘players’. The predatory For-Profit Corporations The Shareholders (including teacher retirements, public worker retirements, state governments) The US Government […]
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 […]
“The paradox of education is precisely this— that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. The purpose of education, finally, is to create in a person the ability to look at the world for himself; to make his own decisions, to say to himself […]
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?