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 “…a smart, easy-to-read overview of the weaknesses of colleges and universities and the benefits of the fast-growing private-sector colleges…While this book will not quiet all the critics, it effectively identifies weaknesses in both the nonprofit and the public sectors and should stimulate college presidents to reconsider some of their priorities.” —School Library Journal

 “Presently, this may be the subject of snide editorials and contemptuous hearings, but Rosen envisions a day when for-profit learning centers step up and fill the education gap much in the same way “land grant” and community colleges did in years past. The alternative, he fears, spells trouble for American supremacy in education.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Andrew Rosen has written a great new book on higher education in America, Change.edu: Rebooting for the New Talent Economy.  It is provocative, insightful, and mostly correct. Yet, I predict, it will be largely ignored by the higher-education community.”  —Richard Vedder, Innovations blog for The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Americans know that our primary and secondary schools are woefully under-performing but believe our colleges and universities are second to none.  Andy Rosen blows a big hole in that belief, showing that, just when we need to grow the number of students getting a high-quality post-secondary education, our state universities are in financial distress and our private schools are quickly becoming too costly for all but the wealthy.  This is a must-read book for those who care about fixing our nation's higher education problems before they become intractable." —Former New York City Schools Chancellor, Joel Klein

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Andrew S. Rosen is chairman and CEO of Kaplan, Inc., one of the world’s largest and most diverse education organizations.  Throughout his career, Rosen has pioneered new approaches to education with a focus on student achievement and success. He is an outspoken advocate for adult learners, and a frequent speaker on the challenges facing higher education in a knowledge economy.  Mr. Rosen holds an A.B. degree from Duke University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. 
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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing (October 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607144417
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607144410
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #748,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andrew S. Rosen is chairman and CEO of Kaplan, Inc., one of the world's largest and most diverse education organizations. Throughout his career, Rosen has pioneered new approaches to education with a focus on student achievement and success. He is an outspoken advocate for adult learners, and a frequent speaker on the challenges facing higher education in a knowledge economy. Mr. Rosen holds an A.B. degree from Duke University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

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Is the rise of for-profit colleges in the United States a good thing for the American people? You know, the ones that advertise heavily and are often located in malls or office buildings (like the University of Phoenix)? That's the basic question this book attempts to answer.

The author of this book is Chairman and CEO of Kaplan, Inc, the parent company of a for-profit university, Kaplan University. As you might expect, he makes a case that colleges such as the one he runs ARE good for the country; that they make education accessible to non-traditional students at less overall cost, and make a big contribution to the national goal of a more educated population. The students they attract are typically lower-income, older people who may be working full-time and have spouses and children, whose focus is on getting a better job with more pay. Rosen says colleges like Kaplan deliver, providing the kind of skills that employers are looking for.

I found this book to be very well written and remarkably balanced in its presentation, and I learned some things I didn't realize about how American institutions of higher learning are financed. Even with the exorbitant tuition charged today, these payments are just a small part of the real cost. I didn't realize how much of the funding for public colleges comes from the government, directly, not just through student loans...and how fragile this funding can be. During hard times, when more people turn to educational institutions to improve their job skills, these colleges often have fewer slots for new students.

The heavily endowed, high-prestige private universities don't worry about whether they can take more students. They only want the cream of the crop of young people just coming out of high school.
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Thought provoking but accessible narrative on the critical issues behind one of the most challenging concerns of the time. Why did higher education evolve to its present state and how can we reach the goal of measurable learning outcomes and assured value for the student, the taxpayer and society.
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The author of this book, Andrew S. Rosen, is the chairman and CEO of Kaplan, Inc., a business which might be familiar to many readers. It not only offers academic testing programs for students across the country but also Kaplan University's online program.

NONE of this takes away from the important messages in this book. In fact, Rosen has been in a unique position to see the gaps between what students want - and need - to learn versus what is offered to them. In particular, lower income students have less access to an education which allows them a chance at actual employment. With limited finances, are they forced to work at inadequate jobs, poorly paid, for a lifetime? In addition to this, Rosen reveals how supposedly "affordable" colleges are raising tuition and other expenses by trying to compete with the most expensive colleges. Do these universities really need non-academic luxuries to draw students? Shouldn't they be allocating the lion's share of their funds towards better educational programs and top college professors?

That is a major focus of this book and I also found the section on the histories of Cornell, Purdue, etc to be fascinating. They were formed when a higher education was not taken for granted and only a relatively small percentage of the population went to college. How they have evolved and affected so many other colleges! Rosen's book is a call to action and a chance for readers to think about the true mission of a quality education.

Whether students study online or not, the points made by the author are valid.
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Does anyone really like higher education today? Professors lament the loss of teaching as central focus; students condemn the system's apparent aimlessness; parents fear skyrocketing costs; and legislators complain that no one seems answerable for anything. Andrew S. Rosen, president of Kaplan University, contributes an alternative in "Change.edu: Rebooting for the New Talent Economy," if readers can overlook Rosen's own counter-dogmatic limitations.

Rosen begins with a tour of today's conventional college landscape. Many schools have become obsessed with Ivy League prestige, attempting to match Harvard in research, teaching, and gravitas. Yet no American school can match Harvard's multi-billion-dollar endowment or nearly four centuries of history. So other universities find end runs to boost various rankings, including accouterments that contribute little to education.

Too many schools, especially private non-profits and Division I state universities, compete on amenities rather than academics. The surge in colleges has not improved the student pool, and there's no prestige margin in remedial liberal arts. So top universities become luxury resorts, without improving learning. Schools compete on athletic programs that bleed money, dorm and dining facilities that practically deserve Michelin stars, and recreational facilities that only attract teenagers who don't need to work.

In reaction against this trend, the free market has responded with private, for-profit universities, like Rosen's own Kaplan. The rise of these schools, which currently outpaces conventional ecucation, has earned the ire of the old guard. Yet these schools meet a real need. Since they're primarily trade schools, they benefit from teaching by working professionals in the field.
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