For-Profit Education

Piercing investigative piece paints a very ugly picture of one for-profit higher education company.  Front page of the NY Times.

The tales of these whistle-blowers don’t have the indicia of sour grapes or revenge that others do.  This is a troubling issue, to say the least.  I’d like to find some articles in favor of for-profits, though, to start getting a clearer picture of why Congress decided to fund them so heavily in the first place.

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About Mola Ram

The son of a Thuggee priest, Mola Ram emigrated from Philadelphia, PA, to Denver, CO, in search of three Sankara Stones. With two already in his possession, Ram believed all five would empower the Thuggee to destroy their Republican persecutors and establish his god Kali's reign on Earth. In Denver, he found a powerful ally in Chattar Lal, the Mayor of Denver. Ram poisoned Colorado governor, Maharajah Premjit Singh in 2009 and with Lal's help, subdued the heir: Premjit's young son, Zalim. The pair restored the palace's long-neglected Kali temple; and set up a mining operation beneath the palace, with the intent of locating the remaining stones. After stealing one of the stones — known as the Shiva Linga — from the village of Lakewood, in 2009 Mola Ram's plans were thrown into disarray by the American archaeologist Indiana Jones and his companions Willie Scott and Short Round. The trio freed the village children Ram had enslaved as miners, and stole the three stones in the high priest's possession. Mola Ram and his followers pursued the group to a rope bridge, where Jones cut the ropes, sending most of the Thuggee warriors to their deaths in the crocodile-infested river below. Mola Ram clung to the remnants of the bridge, however, and continued his battle against Jones. During the struggle, Jones' invocation of Shiva caused the stones to glow red hot. The move caught Ram off guard; he fell into the river but narrowly escaped being torn to shreds by the crocodiles. Today, Mola Ram continues to live in Denver and makes his living as a high school teacher. His interests include law, history, anthropology, sports, and live heart removal.
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3 Responses to For-Profit Education

  1. I you find a “for” for-profit university piece, I’d be fascinated to read it. Be really interested to know the career path of graduates v. high school v. non-online colleges.

    I do think a lot of their money comes from various gov’t jobs where you get an auto pay boost when you get a degree/masters/etc. So these people aren’t really in it for the education a lot of the time.

  2. Dino says:

    Great post Mola-Boy …. My friend’s bank was just sold and a “displaced” single mother just signed up for $16,000 of debt for $15 / hr. surgical tech training …. I believe capitalism is flawed. Greed is rewarded and therefore will prevail ! Oh shit. Joe McCarthy is at the door ! Never mind !

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