Thursday, November 29, 2012

Will Obama end his war on for-profit colleges?

Will President Obama's war on for-profit colleges that I've written about so many times end.

Form Rep. Steve Gunderson, R-WI, president and CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, expresses hope that it will in Roll Call:
Considering the legions of working parents, single moms, veterans and underserved citizens who use our schools to bring them closer to a better life, our institutions are part of the vision the president communicated.

We are modernizing the definition of higher education and what that will look like as we head further into the 21st century. Certainly it will be far different from the modes we have become accustomed to, consisting exclusively of bricks-and-mortar campus models. By 2020, "technology will allow for more individualized, passion-based learning by the student, greater access to master teaching, and more opportunities for students to connect to others . . . for enhanced learning experiences," observed the Aspen Institute’s Charlie Firestone in a recent Pew Research study.

We want to work with the president to make accommodations for these changes before it is too late.

The election was a reflection of shifting voting blocs and the growth of diverse populations as an electoral advantage, but it was also a wake-up call regarding the need to fundamentally rethink higher education.
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