The For-Profit Fight

Career College Association President Harris Miller is angry again. Two days ago the Atlantic’s Megan McArdle posted something on the magazine’s blog about the New York Times’s critical article about for-profit colleges that ran last week. McArdle wrote that:

These institutions are sharks, praying on the most vulnerable members of society as they try to improve their earning power and get a toehold in the middle class. You often hear people claim that generous financial aid and student loan programs are necessary to help lower income people–but it is lower income people who are likely to find themselves trapped by one of these schemes.

Miller complains that McArdle’s piece is biased, anecdotal, and sort of elitist.

Miller is apparently becoming quite the journalism critic lately.

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer