Leadership

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  • Elite schools like to boast that they teach their students how to think, but all they mean is that they train them in the analytic and rhetorical skills that are necessary for success in business and the professions. Everything is technocratic—the development of expertise—and everything is ultimately justified in technocratic terms.
  • Experience itself has been reduced to instrumental function, via the college essay. kids...
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  • Anthem College has several hundred students split between two area campuses in St. Louis area, one in Maryland Heights another in Fenton. Students say they got word last week after an email was sent out. Some say they worry their credits may be lost, others say they have complete faith in Anthem.
  • "I think they will get it done no matter what, they have our best interests at heart as students so that's their number one goal...

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  • [The Senate Appropriations Committee] approved a provision, pushed by Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, a Democrat, that would place a new restriction on some of the federal military benefits that are used at for-profit colleges. Durbin's language would change the so-called "90/10 rule" that caps for-profit colleges' receipt of grants and loans administered by the Education Department at 90 percent of their annual revenue....
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  • The Art Institute of Connecticut (AIC), through its Pittsburgh, Pa., parent Education Management Corp., invested in cookware and appliances, desktop personal computers and wide-screen graphics workstations, phone sets, office furniture, a new elevator, wall art and other furnishings — expenditures estimated at more than $2.5 million. Much of it was brand new and apparently never used.
  • AIC and Education Management Corp. (EDMC...
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  • Robert Shireman: I am sympathetic to the instinct to ignore the question of whether a college is accountable to owners (for-profit), or, alternatively, is answerable to a financially disinterested board (nonprofit or public). While there is a higher incidence of problematic behavior at for-profit colleges, there are also nonprofit and public institutions that don't do right by students and the public interest.
  • The term nonprofit...