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The Resource Diploma mills : how for-profit colleges stiffed students, taxpayers, and the American dream, A.J. Angulo

Diploma mills : how for-profit colleges stiffed students, taxpayers, and the American dream, A.J. Angulo

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Diploma mills : how for-profit colleges stiffed students, taxpayers, and the American dream
Title
Diploma mills
Title remainder
how for-profit colleges stiffed students, taxpayers, and the American dream
Statement of responsibility
A.J. Angulo
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this provocative history of for-profit higher education, historian and educational researcher A. J. Angulo tells the remarkable and often sordid story of these 'diploma mills,' which target low-income and nontraditional students while scooping up a disproportionate amount of federal student aid. Tapping into a little-known history with big implications, Angulo takes readers on a lively journey that begins with the apprenticeship system of colonial America and ends with today's politically savvy $35 billion multinational for-profit industry. He traces the transformation of nineteenth-century reading and writing schools into "commercial" and "business" colleges, explore the early twentieth century's move toward professionalization and progressivism, and explains why the GI Bill prompted a surge of new for-profit institutions. He also shows how well-founded concerns about profit-seeking in higher education have evolved over the centuries and argues that financial gaming and maneuvering by these institutions threatens to destabilize the entire federal student aid program. This is the first sweeping narrative history to explain why for-profits have mattered to students, taxpayers, lawmakers, and the many others who have viewed higher education as part of the American dream. Diploma Mills speaks to today's concerns by shedding light on unmistakable conflicts of interest long associated with this scandal-plagued class of colleges and universities"--From book jacket
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DLC
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Angulo, A. J
Dewey number
378/.04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • For-profit universities and colleges
  • For-profit universities and colleges
  • Student loans
Label
Diploma mills : how for-profit colleges stiffed students, taxpayers, and the American dream, A.J. Angulo
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Commerce -- Competition -- Control -- Crisis -- Capital -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn921926656
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781421420073
Lccn
2015034017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)921926656
Label
Diploma mills : how for-profit colleges stiffed students, taxpayers, and the American dream, A.J. Angulo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Commerce -- Competition -- Control -- Crisis -- Capital -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn921926656
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781421420073
Lccn
2015034017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)921926656

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