Thursday, June 13, 2013

It would be better to work together education than fight apart

“Senators Condemn For-Profit Colleges' Use of Military Tuition Aid”
The battle between certain elements in our government and the for-profit education industry continues. I should preface by saying, for me, this is not about taking sides but about wasting resources and having no quantifiable end goal.
These senate hearings cost money, and the for-profit schools spend money defending themselves; all this money would be better spent on students. Unsubstantiated accusations go back and forth with no result, and the whole thing ends up being sideshow entertainment not progress in higher education.
Progress will come if everyone steps away from the cameras and the media, and focus on real results based upon real problems. We know there are problems in certain institutions of the for-profit industry, but there are also problems in higher education in general across the board including the “traditional” schools.
Is the idea of pooling resources and working together with true education experts (not witnesses) so abhorrent? Stop the fighting and work together on solutions! There are already many solutions out there, if you are prepared to open your eyes and ears.
Stop making these fights personal, they do not help students at all when you do that.
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
The ETeam

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