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Mitt Romney, #4profits, and the business of excess population

Or, my take on Mitt Romney's glowing support of for-profit colleges
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd

When you add to this recent praise of free market at any social cost his assertion that working class Americans are envious of the rich+

16/01/2012 00:00:03 WIB
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd

I think you get a perfect juxtaposition of the kind of narrow-minded ideological zealotry that characterizes politics & inequality in the US

16/01/2012 00:00:41 WIB
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd

And I think this Mitt Romney praise of #4profits as being cost effective needs to be discussed. Agree?

15/01/2012 23:59:23 WIB
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd

Free market implies that people have viable choices. Statistically the majority of #4profit students do not have real choices

16/01/2012 00:01:10 WIB
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd

Mitt is not an idiot. He would know this. The industry certainly does. Their growth projections are based, in part, on understanding+

16/01/2012 00:01:34 WIB
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd

expected surplus of labor & precisely how many excess "disposable" students traditional highered will fail to serve #4profits

16/01/2012 00:02:37 WIB
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd

Any successful investment analyst worth his salt would take that into account when deciding to invest in the #4profit sector

16/01/2012 00:03:01 WIB
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd

So Mitt et al. expect #4profit sector growth precisely because they know trad K-16 will likely continue to fail a large enough group+

16/01/2012 00:03:35 WIB
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd

of people to provide a steady source of potential customers for #4profits. Again, no judgment calls. That's for you to do.

16/01/2012 00:04:03 WIB
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd

But let's stop giving politicians like Mitt the benefit of the doubt by assuming they don't know any better. They do & you should too

16/01/2012 00:04:29 WIB


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