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Sun Mar 2, 2014, 11:09 AM

College, the Great Unleveler


More Americans than ever enroll in college, but the graduates who emerge a few years later indicate that instead of reducing inequality, our system of higher education reinforces it.

The worst problems, though, occur at for-profit schools like those run by the Apollo Group (which owns the University of Phoenix), the Education Management Corporation or Corinthian Colleges. These schools cater to low-income students and veterans, but too often they turn hopes for a better life into the despair of financial ruin.


A good summary of what is going on with for profit colleges

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/01/college-the-great-unleveler/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Check out database for default rates. It is truly staggering the amount of wasted money going to Phoenix, ITT, Kaplan, and Devry. It shows how broken our political system is in that we cannot shut this down.


http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/defaultmanagement/search_cohort_3yr2010.cfm

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Sun Mar 2, 2014, 02:22 PM

1. "we cannot shut this down"

because way too many people who talk about WANTING to "do something about it" vote for neo-liberal Democrats who LIKE privatization and profiting off of "public" services.

So elected politicians who will work for positive change are rare.

There's a simple solution:

Universal, FREE, FULLY PUBLIC education pre-school through college or trade school.

It's getting such a simple thing through our corrupt capitalist system that is not only not simple, but basically not possible as long as a majority of voters enable the corruption.

Just like the problem with health care "reform."

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