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For-profit education

Author: Mitchell Young
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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This volume explores the topics relating to for-profit education by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Young
ISBN: 9780737758368 0737758368 9780737758375 0737758376
OCLC Number: 707965518
Description: 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch 1. Does for-profit education meet the needs of school children? : For-profit and privately managed schools benefit children in low-performing districts / Lisa Snell --
For-profit education benefits big business, not students / Stephen L. Lendman --
Politics plays a role in evaluating the results of for-profit schools / Keith B. Richburg --
For-profit alternative schools take advantage of failing students / Joel Rubin, Nancy Cleeland --
Buyers of educational services must be wary if children and taxpayers are to benefit / Chester E. Finn Jr., Frederick M. Hess. Ch 2. Does for-profit education meet the needs of college students? : For-profit colleges serve non-traditional students well / Michael Seiden --
For-profit colleges recruit students who are unprepared for college / Joshua Woods --
For-profit education provides practical and convenient instruction / Hans Schatz --
Recruiters for for-profit institutions mislead potential students / Gregory Kutz --
Federal regulations will increase oversight of student debt at for-profit colleges / Katherine Mangu-Ward --
Threat of regulation has led for-profit colleges to reform themselves / The Economist. Ch 3. Is for-profit education a viable business model? : Making a profit from schools requires careful management of costs / Steven F. Wilson --
Profit-seeking educational institutions use dollars efficiently / Neal McCluskey --
Nonprofit charter schools hide for-profit real estate deals / Jennie Smith --
The for-profit business model dominates discourse about education / Thomas Nelson, Bruce A. Jones --
Public schools rely increasingly on private contractors / Patricia Burch. Ch 4. What is the future role of for-profit education in the United States? : Fully funded school choice will give a role to for-profit education / Scott Franklin Abernathy --
The government seeks to suppress for-profit higher education / Brian Darling --
Voucher programs are key to improving public schools / Greg Forster --
Voucher programs lead to government interference in private schools / Gregory Rome, Walter Block --
Entrepreneurs are selling e-learning to traditional public schools / Constance Gustke --
The partisan debate over privatization of education will continue / Jeffrey R. Henig.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Mitchell Young, book editor.

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This volume explores the topics relating to for-profit education by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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