Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy

Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620974384
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 147,751
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges. After experiencing the kinds of choices students faced, she left the for-profit educational sector to go study it in graduate school. She is now an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Lisa Renee Pitts is an award-winning actress in theater, television, and film, as well as an accomplished audiobook narrator and an AudioFile Earphones Award winner.

Table of Contents

Foreword Stephanie Kelton ix

Introduction: The Education Gospel 1

1 The Real 27

2 The Beauty College and the Technical College 41

3 Jesus Is My Backup Plan 69

4 When Higher Education Makes Cents 113

5 Where Credit Is Due 141

6 Credentials, Jobs, and the New Economy 157

Epilogue 179

Acknowledgments 189

Methodological Notes 191

Notes 195

Index 219

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