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Lower ed : the troubling rise of for-profit colleges in the new economy

Author: Tressie McMillan Cottom
Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"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 the expansion of for-profit education. Now with a new foreword by Stephanie Kelton ... this ... book cuts to the very core of our nation's broken social contracts and the challenges we face in our divided, unequal society"--Page [4] of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tressie McMillan Cottom
ISBN: 9781620974384 162097438X
OCLC Number: 1055419850
Notes: "Distributed by Two Rivers Distribution"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 228 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Stephen Kelton --
Introduction : the education gospel --
The real --
The beauty college and the technical college --
Jesus is my backup plan --
When higher education makes cents --
Where credit is due --
Credentials, jobs, and the new economy --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Tressie McMillan Cottom.

Abstract:

"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 the expansion of for-profit education. Now with a new foreword by Stephanie Kelton ... this ... book cuts to the very core of our nation's broken social contracts and the challenges we face in our divided, unequal society"--Page [4] of cover.

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Praise for Lower Ed:"The best book yet on the complex lives and choices of for-profit students."-The New York Times Book Review "[A] bracing study of the for-profits."-The New York Review of Read more...

 
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