Reading _Lower Ed_: the plan

by VanessaVaile

Here’s Bryan Alexander’s plan for the Lower Ed book club reading sessions, making cyber landfall starting Monday May 8 with the Introduction.

Bryan Alexander

On to our next book club reading!  The discussion and voting pointed to Tressie McMillan Cottom‘s Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy. (publisher; Amazon).  In this post I’ll outline a proposed reading schedule.

Lower Ed being heldLet’s start reading on May 8th.  That should give us time to lay our hands on copies.*

Each chapter is under thirty pages, so if we assign ourselves one per seek, we get:

May 8 – Introduction: The Education Gospel

May 15 – Chapter 1. The Real.

May 22 – Chapter 2. The Beauty College and the Technical College.

May 29 – Chapter 3.  Jesus Is My Backup Plan.

June 5 – Chapter 4.  When Higher Education Makes Cents.

June 12 – Chapter 5. Where Credit Is Due.

June 19 – Chapter 6. Credentials, Jobs, and the New Economy.

June 26 – Epilogue and Methodological Notes

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