For-Profit Education

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Why the Education Department’s “gainful employment” rule is futile

Nov 21, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef argues that the "gainful employment" rule will reduce students' options for employment without helping them avoid debt.

American Higher Education: Is It in Crisis?

Sep 25, 2012 by Richard Vedder |

Vedder foresees big changes coming in American higher education.

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.

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.

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.

Obama’s Higher-Ed Agenda

Feb 14, 2012 by Peter Wood |

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

More on For-Profit Colleges

Mar 03, 2011 by Carol Iannone |

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.…

No Good Guys in This Fight

Dec 30, 2010 by George Leef |

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

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.

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…

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