Commoditization, For-Profit Institutions, and the Value of Higher Education!

Dear Commons Community,

I was recently ask to write a short piece on the commoditization of higher education focusing on for-profit higher education.  It was published this morning by evoluTTTion, an online journal dedicated to providing a forum for “the lifelong learning community to provoke ideas, re-imagine education, inspire collaboration and create action to lead the transformative change in higher education.”

In this piece, I specifically considered the interplay of human capital proponents, for-profit higher education providers and the move to professional/career academic programs.  My conclusion:

“… as lives and livelihoods extend beyond localness, it is the broadly-educated among us who have the tools to understand, adapt to and succeed in new environs, with diverse peoples and cultures..”

Take a look!


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