Are we effective? You might ask one of our recent presidents such as Barney Frank, John Lewis, Jim McDermott, or Charles Rangel; they certainly think so. The great liberal lion, Senator Edward Kennedy, credited us as the group behind passage of the latest increase in America’s minimum wage. Interesting that while their own poll resultsshowed overwhelming support for the for profit edu industry, we all saw Barney Frank lead a one sided bash of the for for profits during his Senate testimony View the poll reults for yourself here: http://www.adaction.org/media/09pres%20educationpoll%20d5.pdf Here are some of the findings:
- The public does not buy arguments that for-profit colleges and universities exploit their students. Instead, they believe these institutions play a powerful role in making a college education more accessible to non-traditional and underserved students.
- Americans Want to Expand, NOT Restrict the Growth of For-Profit Colleges and Universities While some in Washington move to restrict the number of students for-profit institutions of higher learning can serve, Americans disagree.
- Voters support allowing for-profit colleges and universities to expand their reach and serve more students. They soundly reject the notion that these schools should be stopped and that their growth should be hindered, and many are willing to make it a voting issue.