More on the cost of higher education

Our review of the first workshop at IUB, Professions and Service to All: Challenges, Problems, and Solutions, we mentioned the unintended consequences of the relentless climb of college tuition. A recent New York Times editorial, The Law School Debt Crisis, highlights the role of corruption in law schools fueled by the federal Direct PLUS Loan program.

You should read the editorial; I can’t do it justice, but here’s a summation: The high rate of tuition creates high student debt which is not relieved by the plethora of high-paying law jobs promised by law school recruiters because the promise is empty.

There is too much wrong about this picture to enumerate, so I’ll just mention one: How can we believe that law schools are instruments of the common good when they act like organized crime?

Ken Pimple
November 1, 2015
1:10 pm EST

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Ken Pimple

About Ken Pimple

I've been involved in the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics before its actual creation. I am coordinating the international conversation on the future of practical and professional ethics for APPE, and organizing five workshops that will be held at Indiana University in Bloomington in academic year 2014-15.

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