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The Resource Lower ed : the troubling rise of for-profit colleges in the new economy, Tressie McMillan Cottom

Lower ed : the troubling rise of for-profit colleges in the new economy, Tressie McMillan Cottom

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Lower ed : the troubling rise of for-profit colleges in the new economy
Title
Lower ed
Title remainder
the troubling rise of for-profit colleges in the new economy
Statement of responsibility
Tressie McMillan Cottom
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
More than two million students are enrolled in for-profit colleges, from the small family-run operations to the behemoths brandished on billboards, subway ads, and late-night commercials. These schools have been around just as long as their bucolic not-for-profit counterparts, yet shockingly little is known about why they have expanded so rapidly in recent years-during the so-called Wall Street era of for-profit colleges. In Lower Ed Tressie McMillan Cottom-a bold and rising public scholar, herself once a recruiter at two for-profit colleges-expertly parses the fraught dynamics of this big-money industry to show precisely how it is part and parcel of the growing inequality plaguing the country today. McMillan Cottom discloses the shrewd recruitment and marketing strategies that these schools deploy and explains how, despite the well-documented predatory practices of some and the campus closings of others, ending for-profit colleges won't end the vulnerabilities that made them the fastest growing sector of higher education at the turn of the twenty-first century. And she doesn't stop there. With sharp insight and deliberate acumen, McMillan Cottom delivers a comprehensive view of postsecondary for-profit education by illuminating the experiences of the everyday people behind the shareholder earnings, congressional battles, and student debt disasters. The relatable human stories in Lower Ed-from mothers struggling to pay for beauty school to working class guys seeking "good jobs" to accomplished professionals pursuing doctoral degrees-illustrate that the growth of for-profit colleges is inextricably linked to larger questions of race, gender, work, and the promise of opportunity in America. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with students, employees, executives, and activists, Lower Ed tells the story of the benefits, pitfalls, and real costs of a for-profit education. It is a story about broken social contracts; about education transforming from a public interest to a private gain; and about all Americans and the challenges we face in our divided, unequal society
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMillan Cottom, Tressie,
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2328.52.U6
LC item number
C68 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • For-profit universities and colleges
  • Education, Higher
  • EDUCATION
  • Education, Higher
  • For-profit universities and colleges
  • United States
Label
Lower ed : the troubling rise of for-profit colleges in the new economy, Tressie McMillan Cottom
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Publication
Note
"Distributed by Perseus Distribution"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Education Gospel -- 1. The Real -- 2. The Beauty College and the Technical College -- 3. Jesus Is My Backup Plan -- 4. When Higher Education Makes Cents -- 5. Where Credit Is Due -- 6. Credentials, Jobs, and the New Economy -- Epilogue
Control code
972640433
Extent
1 online resource (228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620971024
Lccn
2017006975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other control number
40026952403
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cf9db94a-6c84-46fc-bcfc-203aabaa1744
Publisher number
MWT11842673
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)972640433
Label
Lower ed : the troubling rise of for-profit colleges in the new economy, Tressie McMillan Cottom
Publication
Note
"Distributed by Perseus Distribution"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Education Gospel -- 1. The Real -- 2. The Beauty College and the Technical College -- 3. Jesus Is My Backup Plan -- 4. When Higher Education Makes Cents -- 5. Where Credit Is Due -- 6. Credentials, Jobs, and the New Economy -- Epilogue
Control code
972640433
Extent
1 online resource (228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620971024
Lccn
2017006975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other control number
40026952403
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cf9db94a-6c84-46fc-bcfc-203aabaa1744
Publisher number
MWT11842673
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)972640433

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