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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+
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
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd
And I think this Mitt Romney praise of #4profits as being cost effective needs to be discussed. Agree?
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd
Free market implies that people have viable choices. Statistically the majority of #4profit students do not have real choices
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+
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd
expected surplus of labor & precisely how many excess "disposable" students traditional highered will fail to serve #4profits
Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd
Any successful investment analyst worth his salt would take that into account when deciding to invest in the #4profit sector
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+
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.
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

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