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Reading _Lower Ed_: Credentials, Jobs, and the New Economy

We continue our reading of Tressie McMillan Cottom‘s Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (publisher; Amazon). Here we’ll discuss Chapter 6, “Credentials, Jobs, and the New Economy.” I’ll begin with a short summary, followed by questions.  As … Continue reading

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Reading _Lower Ed_: Where Credit Is Due

We continue our reading of Tressie McMillan Cottom‘s Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (publisher; Amazon). Here we’ll discuss Chapter 5, “Where Credit Is Due.” I’ll begin with a short summary, followed by questions.  As a quick reminder, … Continue reading

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Reading _Lower Ed_: When Higher Education Makes Cents

We continue our reading of Tressie McMillan Cottom‘s Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (publisher; Amazon). Here we’ll discuss chapter four, “When Higher Education Makes Cents”. I’ll begin with a short summary, followed by questions. As a … Continue reading

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Reading _Lower Ed_: “Jesus is my Backup Plan”

We continue our reading of Tressie McMillan Cottom‘s Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (publisher; Amazon). Here we’ll discuss chapter three, “Jesus is my backup plan.” I’ll begin with a short summary, followed by questions. As a … Continue reading

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Reading _Lower Ed_: The Beauty College and the Technical College

We continue our reading of Tressie McMillan Cottom‘s Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (publisher; Amazon). Here we’ll discuss chapter two, “The Beauty College and the Technical College.” I’ll begin with a short summary, followed by questions. … Continue reading

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When populism met higher education

What does populism mean for education? Until recently this would have been a purely academic question in every sense of the phrase. Recent political developments, including populisms on the right and left, have suddenly rendered this issue a lively one, … Continue reading

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Reading _Lower Ed_: The Real

We continue our reading of Tressie McMillan Cottom‘s Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (publisher; Amazon). Here we’ll discuss the book’s first numbered chapter, The Real. I’ll begin with a short summary, followed by questions. Before I get … Continue reading

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