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The Troubling Rise of For-profit Colleges in the New Economy

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"Drawing on her personal experience as a former counselor at two for-profit colleges and interviews with students, senior executives and activists, a renowned sociologist reveals how for-profit schools have become so successful and deciphers the benefits, credentials pitfalls and real costs of a for-profit education,"--NoveList.
Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781620970607
1620970600
Characteristics: 228 pages ; 22 cm

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Aug 24, 2017

An illuminating book about how for-profit colleges market to and enroll their students, and about the wider economic and social context that has contributed to their growth. Some of the disciplinary terminology she uses made her points difficult for me to fully grasp sometimes, but overall she lays out convincing, well-supported arguments. The author herself worked as an enrollment officer at a for-profit college before pursuing an academic career, so she offers an insider's perspective as well.

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