Monday, June 14, 2010

"Is 'Wal-Mart U.' a Good Bargain for Students?"

This month Wal-Mart announced it was joining with American Public U. to provide higher education to its employers through an online education venue. Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education features a "News Analysis" on the pro's and con's of such a venture.

"Adult-learning leaders praise Wal-Mart, the nation's largest private employer, for investing in education," the article said. "But some of those same experts wonder how low-paid workers will be able to afford the cost of a degree from the private web-based university the company selected as a partner, and why Wal-Mart chose American Public when community-college options might be cheaper."

To look at the full report, see .