Lower Ed—The troubling rise of for-profit colleges in the new economy

Date: March 1, 2017

The Economic Policy Institute is pleased to host Tressie McMillan Cottom as she presents her book, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy.

In Lower Ed Tressie McMillan Cottom—herself once a recruiter at two for-profit colleges—expertly parses the fraught dynamics of this big-money industry to show precisely how it is part and parcel of the growing inequality plaguing the country today. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with students, employees, executives, and activists, Lower Ed tells the story of the benefits, pitfalls, and real costs of a for-profit education.

Joining McMillan Cottom in discussing the plight of students at for-profit colleges is Carrie Wofford, President of Veterans Education Success and Janelle Jones of the Economic Policy Institute. This discussion will take place at the Economic Policy Institute on Wednesday, March 1st at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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When: Wednesday, March 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Economic Policy Institute
1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20005

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