New PDF release: Diploma Mills

By A. J. Angulo

The most vital shift in greater schooling during the last 20 years has been the emergence of for-profit faculties and universities. those on-line and storefront associations entice scholars with grants of speedy levels and "guaranteed" activity placement, yet what they convey is frequently anything really assorted. during this provocative background of for-profit larger schooling, historian and academic researcher A. J. Angulo tells the awesome and sometimes sordid tale of those "diploma mills," which goal low-income and nontraditional scholars whereas scooping up a disproportionate quantity of federal pupil aid.

Tapping right into a little-known background with colossal implications, Angulo takes readers on a full of life trip that starts off with the apprenticeship approach of colonial the US and ends with today’s politically savvy $35 billion multinational for-profit undefined. He strains the transformation of nineteenth-century analyzing and writing faculties into "commercial" and "business" schools, explores the early 20th century’s movement towards professionalization and progressivism, and explains why the GI invoice caused a surge of recent for-profit associations. He additionally exhibits how well-founded matters approximately profit-seeking in greater schooling have advanced over the centuries and argues that monetary gaming and maneuvering through those associations threatens to destabilize the whole federal scholar reduction program.

This is the 1st sweeping narrative heritage to provide an explanation for why for-profits have mattered to scholars, taxpayers, lawmakers, and the various others who've considered greater schooling as a part of the yank dream. Diploma Mills speaks to today’s issues by way of laying off mild on unmistakable conflicts of curiosity lengthy linked to this scandal-plagued type of schools and universities.

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