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.

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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