Monday, August 9, 2010

College Inc.

The PBS series Frontline aired a deep investigation of for-profit higher education last May, called College Inc. The tagline from the website gives an accurate hint of the show: "Investigating how Wall Street and a new breed of for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America..."

I meant to post something on this earlier but. I also wrote some more on this (including the paragraph above) as it relates to the process of "commodification" -- turning things that used to be outside of the market, in the public sector or parts of our communal life at home or in the neighborhood, into pay-for services, and how that fits into the Big Processes going on now in the world economy, on another blog.


1 comment:

jd said...

An update from the New York Times: Low Loan Repayment Is Seen at For-Profit Schools, 8/13/2010.