For-Profit Education

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American Higher Education: Is It in Crisis?

Sep 25, 2012 by Richard Vedder |

Vedder foresees big changes coming in American higher education.

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My Thoughts on the Harkin Report

Aug 15, 2012 by George Leef |

The recent report on for-profit colleges is worth paying attention to, but its approach is problematic, writes George Leef.

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Misdirected Rebukes: For-Profits Aren’t the Real Problem

Aug 06, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Pushing people into junk education is a problem; whether the junk is for-profit or not-for-profit is irrelevant.

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A Rolls-Royce For-Profit University?

Apr 25, 2012 by Richard Vedder |

An elite, high-quality, for-profit, residential university is feasible, writes Richard Vedder.

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Obama’s Higher-Ed Agenda

Feb 14, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood surveys the Obama administration’s eight-part higher-education agenda.

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More on For-Profit Colleges

Mar 03, 2011 by Carol Iannone |

Carol Iannone questions both the real and potential merits of for-profit education.

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For-Profits Break the Monopoly on What a College Can Be

Jan 18, 2011 by Peter Wood |

In the final piece of his four-part series, Peter Wood argues that the United States needs the versatility that the for-profit sector provides.

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Examining For-Profits and Cost Structure

Jan 18, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Continuing his series on for-profit colleges, Peter Wood sees an advantage in their pared-down offerings in the context of spiraling higher-education costs.

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For-Profit Colleges on the Brink, Part 2

Jan 14, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood continues his series examining the case for preserving for-profits.

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For-Profit Colleges on the Brink

Jan 13, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the Obama administration’s assault on for-profit colleges in the first of a series.

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Series Asks “Should Liberal Arts Supporters Care About For-Profit Ed?”

Jan 12, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS president Peter Wood has written a four-part series considering the value of the for-profit higher education sector, and whether those who care about the liberal arts should also care about the fate of this besieged sector.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

No Good Guys in This Fight

Dec 30, 2010 by George Leef |

The for-profit higher education industry doesn't always deserve opprobrium.

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A Regulatory Assault on For-Profit Higher Education

Aug 25, 2010 by Richard J. Bishirjian |

How the attacks on for-profit higher ed are squashing needed competition.

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A Debate on the Higher Ed “Business Model”

Aug 18, 2010 by George Leef |

Last February, I participated in a debate organized by the Miller Center of Public Affairs and broadcast on PBS. That was one in a series of debates on issues of national importance the Miller Center has done. They followed that… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Why Make Life Miserable for Proprietary Higher Ed?

Jul 30, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Richard Bishirjian, president and founder of Yorktown University, writes about the Obama administration's moves that have a strong negative impact on for-profit higher education. The president… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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