A Huge Student Loan Scam For-profit colleges are massively ripping off U.S. taxpayers By Andrew Leonard April 18, 2012 “Salon” – Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a bill with the impressive, everybody-can-get-behind-this title “Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act.” Sponsored by the ultra-conservative North Carolina [...]
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In Australia we have student loans and have simply sold our education system. A Huge Student Loan Scam For-profit colleges are massively ripping off U.S. taxpayers By Andrew Leonard
Timothy White, chancellor at University of California, Riverside, at his office in Riverside, California, July 5, 2011. Sharp tuition increases, coupled with cutbacks in services, threaten to erode a much-admired state college and university system. (Photo: Monica Almeida / The New York Times) Public education is under attack around the world, and in response, [...]
In the US it’s called a “Student debt Bomb” but it is a worldwide problem. Creating disadvantage using advantage, it’s all about making money.
Beware The ‘Student Debt Bomb’, says New Report – Common Dreams staff The amount of student borrowing crossed the $100 billion threshold for the first time in 2010 and total outstanding loans exceeded $1 trillion for the first time in 2011, according to a new report. The report titled, The Student Loan “Debt Bomb”: [...]
A capitalist point of view about what happens to public education when you sell you university education system.
Stop Starving Public Universities and Shrinking the Middle Class by Robert Reich Last week Rick Santorum called the President “a snob” for wanting everyone to get a college education (in fact, Obama never actually called for universal college education but only for a year or more of training after high school). Santorum needn’t [...]
Joe Wolf (CC-BY-ND) How Students Landed on the Front Lines of Class War EMAIL PRINT SHARE SHARE Posted on Nov 22, 2011 By Juan Cole The deliberate pepper-spraying by campus police of nonviolent protesters at UC Davis on Friday has provoked national outrage. But the horrific incident must not cloud the real question: What led comfortable, bright, middle-class [...]
SEPTEMBER 2011 What’s wrong with our universities? by James Piereson On the ailing state of higher education. Burke was right! Support The New Criterion This fall more than 19 million students will enroll in the 4,000 or so degree-granting colleges and universities now operating in the United States. College enrollments have grown steadily year by [...]
The Politics of Militarization and Corporatization in Higher Education War Colleges By HENRY GIROUX While there is an ongoing discussion about the increasing corporatization of higher education—extending from the attempted buying of faculty positions by right-wing billionaires such as the Koch brothers to the increasing casualization of faculty labor and the commodification of knowledge, what [...]
An email from Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky University of Leeds (UCU) – Blog, November 30, 2009 I had a startling experience a few weeks ago. I travelled to Mexico City for talks at the National University, an enormous and very impressive institution with high standards of achievement and scholarship. Entrance is selective, but the [...]