Wednesday, February 6, 2013
One of the major issues in higher education is the profit vs non-profit vs public vs vocational school return for the student investment.
This issue has been driven by high student loan defaults, high costs of education beyond what many students, in a post-recession, can hope to recover and the quality of education. This is posted with the disclaimer that my personal feeling is the University of Phoenix provides a high quality of education (as has been audited by the government and accrediting institutions) but in many cases students here and elsewhere are not properly educated as to the cost-value-return potential. I also note a strong decrease in the ability to listen, tolerance of opposing viewpoints, a willingness to do the work required for a college level education. Many students come out of high school wanting professors to teach to the test rather than for an education and understanding of the world and their field, but that is another issue entirely....