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Too many for-profit colleges leave their students mired in debt and facing grim job prospects. So why doesn’t the government turn off the tap?

Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch’s latest call-to-arms against the privatization of public schools.

iTunes U

Are MOOCs—massive open online courses—the utopia of affordable higher education, or just the latest fad?

Coursera

The company has attracted tens of millions in venture capital—but if you're looking for the Amazon of online higher ed, try iTunes U.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s ruthless austerity measures have made the state a bleak place to live, work  and go to school.

Students with laptops

Under the banner of high-tech progress, corporate lobbyists have rammed through legislation privatizing K-12 education across the country.

Student reading

As thirty-six states contemplate privatization measures, public schools are on the defensive.

The privatization of the nation's greatest, once-public colleges and
universities is well under way. The loss of low-cost higher education
is a quiet tragedy, one that will severely limit the potential of
generations of future students.

The Community Education Partners (CEP) serves students the public schools don't want--and it makes millions.

Research support was provided by the Open Society Institute and the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Blogs

Most recent graduates are entering the “real world” only to find a pathetic job market coupled with a national average of $24,000 in student debt.

June 22, 2011

Enrollment at for-profit colleges has surged dramatically in past years. But these institutions often lack accreditation and have dismal records of job placement--and the cost of attendance isn't cheap.

May 17, 2011

The governor who has led te fight to bust unions and cut public services now steps up as the pointman for privatization of education -- and his own political ambitions.

May 9, 2011

Campus Progress is working to highlight some disturbing practices at for-profit colleges.

January 20, 2011

In a society where a bachelor’s degree is the new high school diploma and a master’s degree is the new bachelor’s, the issue of college affordability is a common concern.

July 27, 2010