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Forum Post: Profits Over Students!

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 8, 2012, 11:28 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Is it really any surprise that "for profit" schools would do this?

Plus they get $1,000,000,000s from we the tax payers.

Good game of hide the money too......:)

Cummings sent letters to 13 publicly traded, for-profit educational institutions requesting documents that indicate to what extent they base executive salaries, bonuses, and other compensation on their students' performance. Not surprisingly, the for-profit predatory colleges and universities were less than transparent.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/10742-democratic-members-of-the-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform-report-on-executive-pay-at-for-profit-colleges

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[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Re. "For Profit Schools" & US College Education, some further relevant links :

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[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

When institutions in the public trust are profitized, the profiteers will steal whatever they can.

Even your children's future.

Their workers benefits and retirement.

Whatever they can steal.

[-] 2 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 2 years ago

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2012-08-02/news/education-only-a-con-man-or-congressman-could-love/

I'm glad you brought up this topic. I was just recently reading an article in the New Times about how Congress, especially the Republicans, will not address the issue of putting money over merit.

I think this article complements yours very well.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Not sure how long these stay up, but Doonesbury's been having fun with it too.

http://doonesbury.slate.com/

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28389) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Excellent - it has been a while since I've seen Doonesbury on a regular basis - or any basis at all for that matter. I remember they did a good series on BD and post traumatic stress. They have done a lot of good series slapping poor policies/practices and pointing out societal needs.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

I visit Slate once a day, if only for the strip............:)

If you go, check out the daily video a bit down the page.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28389) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Thanks I will. Bookmarked - I am outa here for now - Have a GoodNight. {:-])

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Have a nice DK.

See ya 'round........:)

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28389) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

You Bet - Later - I am Outta here. {:-])

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28389) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago
[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

It's whole different kind of difficult.

Folks that think it isn't are the fools.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28389) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yep - it takes a special kind of individual to make a good teacher. Especially when you see all of the roadblocks placed in front of them - and that is not even considering for profit mismanagement and interference.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Being forced to teach creationism, or un-global warming, would be some kind of frustrating challenge.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28389) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I would not be able to do it. It would kill me. I am sure there are many desperately ill teachers due to curriculum BS.

[-] -1 points by letsdomore (89) 2 years ago

I have known about all this crap for years. Your post is amateurish at best.

Have you ever heard of Ed Bernays? Smoke some more Camel cigarettes.