Huffpost: The Creeping Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education

Huffpost: The Creeping Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education

Huffpost: The Creeping Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education

By Kevin Carey
Original URL: https://www.huffpost.com/highline/article/capitalist-takeover-college/

“Just a few years ago, universities had a chance to make a quality education affordable for everyone. Here’s the little-known and absolutely infuriating history of what they did instead.”

This article addresses the rise of for-profit Online Program Managers (OPM’s)

“…OPMs are transforming both the economics and the practice of higher learning. They help a growing number of America’s most-lauded colleges provide online degrees…

“What this means is that an innovation that should have been used to address inequality is serving to fuel it. Instead of students receiving a reasonably priced, quality online degree, universities are using them as cash cows while corporate middlemen hoover up the greater share of the profits. In a perfect twist, big tech companies are getting the spill-off, in
the form of massive sums spent on Facebook and Google ads.”

Full Article pdf:

The Corporations Devouring American Colleges – The Huffington Post

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