Charter University Initiative
- Petro Testimony 5/12/11
- Johnson Testimony 5/12/11
- Petro Testimony 4/4/11
- Johnson Testimony 4/5/11
- OCAAUP Testimony for Higher Ed Subcommittee 4/7/11
What Can I Do?
Public, Charter, Private, Profit:
The Debate on the Future of Higher Education in America
(view the flyer)
Screening of the PBS Frontline Special,
FRONTLINE co-production with Rain Media, Inc. (2010), 60 minutes
Higher education is a $400 billion industry fueled by taxpayer money. One of the fastest-growing and most controversial sectors of the industry is the for-profit colleges and universities. Unlike traditional colleges that raise money from wealthy alumni and other donors, many for-profit schools sell shares to investors on Wall Street. But what are students getting out of the deal? Critics say a worthless degree and a mountain of debt. Proponents insist they're innovators, widening access to education. FRONTLINE follows the money to uncover how for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America.
This program also featured: "Charter Universities: At What Cost? To Whose Benefit?" a keynote address by Gary Rhoades, PhD, General Secretary of the American Association of University Professors. Gary’s lecture was videotaped. That video will be available shortly online as well as on DVD.