Last week I asked you all to vote for the next reading in our online book club. After some good discussion and 88 votes, the selection was clear:
This critical look at how the for-profit higher education sector boomed and took advantage of many Americans clearly appeals to you, and is definitely a major education book for 2017. It may point us to what comes next, especially if Trump tries to restart the for-profit edu industry.
Later this week I’ll post a reading schedule and links to materials. For now, grab yourself a copy.
If you’re new to our book club… welcome! The way it works is I post about selections (circa one chapter) every week. Each post is assigned a tag, https://bryanalexander.org/tag/lower-ed/, so you can easily work back through them. Read on your own pace. You can share thoughts by comments on each post and/or on Twitter (hashtag LowerEd) and/or your own posts on a blog, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. People have also sometimes made stuff elsewhere, like Google Docs, Hypothes.is annotations, web apps (really), and hosted images. This is a distributed book club; please participate as you see fit. For examples of our earlier discussions, head to the book club page.
I also want to thank the many commentators and voters. Some offered additional titles beyond those in the poll, and I’ve added a bunch to our next reading survey.
Stay tuned for the schedule post, and happy reading.