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Ben Wildavsky: For-Profit Higher Education

January 10, 2012

The current media and government scrutiny of for-profit higher education's weaknesses often ignores the potential for these institutions to innovate beyond their current startup stages, says Ben Wildavsky, a senior fellow for the Kauffman Foundation. He has recently released a report of in-depth interviews he held with those leading such firms, outlining their experiences in traditional and for-profit higher education and comparing the two. It depicts a sector testing out new ways to meet the needs of non-traditional and underserved students more nimbly and experimentally than their nonprofit counterparts.