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News from EPI Media Advisory: Lower Ed—The troubling rise of for-profit colleges in the new economy

On Wednesday, March 1st at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, the Economic Policy Institute will host Tressie McMillan Cottom as she presents her new 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.

What: Discussion of Tressie McMillan Cottom’s book Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy

Who: Tressie McMillan Cottom, author of Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy
Carrie Wofford, President of Veterans Education Success
Janelle Jones, Economic Analyst at the Economic Policy Institute

Where: The Economic Policy Institute
1225 I Street NW, Sixth floor
Washington, DC 20005

When: Wednesday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m. ET

To RSVP please email news@epi.org.

Public can RSVP here: http://on.epi.org/2m2JkHC 

Livestream is available here: http://staging.epi.org/121556