The Education Policy Initiative Seminar Series at CLOSUP
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
“For-Profit Colleges: Education or Exploitation?”
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Free and open to the public.
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
1120 Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
735 South State Street, Ann Arbor
- Susan Dynarski, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education, University of Michigan
- Thomas H. Howlett, Attorney, The Googasian Firm, P.C.
- Andy Jacob, Board Member, New Horizons Worldwide, Inc.
- Christopher Mullin, Program Director, Policy Analysis at the American Association of Community Colleges
- Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Ohio University
For-profit colleges are under fire. Critics point to students' low earnings and high debt loads as evidence that these schools do not provide a quality education. Defenders of the sector note that the schools serve a population of low-skilled, low-income students that traditional colleges ignore. Congress is now considering legislation that would bar from the federal aid programs any schools whose graduates' earnings fall below a minimum threshold. This panel promises to be a lively discussion of an important topic in public policy.
Sponsored by the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
EPI is a program of coordinated activities designed to bring the latest academic knowledge to issues of education policy. Co-sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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