Friday, May 1, 2015

Research Blog #10: Abstract, Bibliography and Link to Paper

The Topic of privatization has been hugely debated over the past few decades and has especially become a hot topic with the rise of for-profit universities.  My paper addresses the issues associated with for-profit universities and their ethicality as it stands in the current economic climate.  Specifically I talk about how privatization has created sky-rocketing growth for for-profit universities due to a gap left behind by public universities losing funding.  I explore what is causing for-profits to grow so quickly and I also look at whether it is worth it to attend a for-profit university by looking at facts and cases pertaining to for-profits.  I also look into who is benefiting from for-profits if students aren’t by looking into companies such as the Apollo group.  My paper offers valuable insight into for-profits and how it relates to privatization by bringing to light many issues that are associated with for-profit universities.
Work Cited
Appel, Hannah, and Astra Taylor. "Education With A Debt Sentence: For-Profit Colleges As American Dream Crushers And Factories Of Debt." New Labor Forum (Sage Publications Inc.) 24.1 (2015): 31-36. Business Source Premier. Web. 3 Mar. 2015.
Denice, P. "Does It Pay To Attend A For-Profit College? Vertical And Horizontal Stratification In Higher Education." Social Science Research 52.(2015): 161-178. Scopus®. Web. 10 Mar. 2015.
Garity, Fox. “Where Did They Go? Market Share Trends Of Business Student Enrollment From 1996 to 2008.” Journal Of Education For Business 87.6 (2012): 309- 315. Academic Search Premier. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.
Li, Helen. "The Rising Cost of Higher Education: A Supply & Demand Analysis." Web. 20 April 2015. < of Higher Ed_vFINAL.pdf>.
Lyall, Katharine C. and Kathleen R. Sell.  “The De Facto Privatization of American Public Higher Education.”  Change  (Jan./Feb. 2006): 6-13.
Meister, Bob.  "Debt and Taxes: Can the Financial Industry Save Public Universities?" Representations 16.1 (Fall 2011): 128-155. Online.  5 Jan. 2014.
Mettler, Suzanne. "Degrees Of Inequality: How The Politics Of Higher Education Sabotaged The American Dream." Publishers Weekly 261.1 (2014): 45. Literary Reference Center. Web. 30 Apr. 2015.
Nasiripour, Shahien. "'Corinthian 15' Becomes 'Corinthian 100' As Federal Student Debt Strike Grows." The Huffington Post., 30 Mar. 2015. Web. 15 Apr. 2015. <>.
Novotney, Amy.  “Facing Up to Debt.”  American Psychological Association.  gradPsych Magazine 11.1 (January 2013): 32.  Print and web.  5 Jan. 2014.
Turner, S. (2006). For-profit colleges in the context of the market for higher education. In D. Breneman, B. Pusser, & S. Turner (Eds.), Earnings from learning: The rise of for-profit universities (pp.51-68). Albany, NY: State University of New York
Twenge, Jean.  Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever... New York: Atria Books, 2007. Print.

“Understanding Privatization” collection – see bibliographic information for each author on the last pages of that collection.

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