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The Resource Degrees of inequality : how the politics of higher education sabotaged the American dream, Suzanne Mettler

Degrees of inequality : how the politics of higher education sabotaged the American dream, Suzanne Mettler

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Degrees of inequality : how the politics of higher education sabotaged the American dream
Title
Degrees of inequality
Title remainder
how the politics of higher education sabotaged the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Mettler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"America's higher education system is failing its students. In the space of a generation, we have gone from being the best-educated society in the world to one in which a college degree benefits only those in the top income brackets. In Degrees of Inequality, acclaimed political scientist Suzanne Mettler explains why the system has gone so horribly wrong and why the American Dream is increasingly out of reach for so many. In her eye-opening account, Mettler illuminates how political partisanship has overshadowed America's commitment to equal access to higher education. As politicians capitulate to corporate interests, owners of for-profit colleges benefit, but many of their students gain little aside from massive student loan debt. Meanwhile the nation's public universities have shifted the burden of rising costs onto students, and skyrocketing tuition fees make it increasingly difficult for students to finish their degrees. A comprehensive examination of how politicians have failed our students and our highest ideals as a nation, Degrees of Inequality is clarion call for education reform."--Publisher information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mettler, Suzanne
Index
index present
LC call number
LC173
LC item number
.M48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Educational change
  • EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • EDUCATION / Higher
  • Bildungspolitik
  • Hochschulpolitik
  • Soziale Ungleichheit
  • USA
Label
Degrees of inequality : how the politics of higher education sabotaged the American dream, Suzanne Mettler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creating degrees of inequality -- Diminishing returns: the transformation of federal student aid over time -- "Unscrupulous profiteers": the struggle to reform the for-profit colleges -- From pioneer to slacker: the rise and decline of American public higher education -- Opportune moments: reform on the agenda -- How money talks: Political influence in the struggle to regulate the for-profits -- Restoring the public purposes of higher education
Control code
853310555
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 261 pages
Isbn
9780465044962
Lccn
2013043678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)853310555
Label
Degrees of inequality : how the politics of higher education sabotaged the American dream, Suzanne Mettler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creating degrees of inequality -- Diminishing returns: the transformation of federal student aid over time -- "Unscrupulous profiteers": the struggle to reform the for-profit colleges -- From pioneer to slacker: the rise and decline of American public higher education -- Opportune moments: reform on the agenda -- How money talks: Political influence in the struggle to regulate the for-profits -- Restoring the public purposes of higher education
Control code
853310555
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 261 pages
Isbn
9780465044962
Lccn
2013043678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)853310555

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