The Coded Language of For-Profit Colleges

Tressie McMillan Cottom, The Atlantic, Mar 13, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

"For-profit colleges," writes Tressie McMillan Cottom, "target and thrive off of inequality." She calls these examples of "lower ed" - in contrast with higher ed, which is where the more economically successful go. "Flexible solutions, on-demand education, open-access career retraining, reskilling, and upskilling—these are terms that talk about inequality without taking inequality seriously."

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