An Analysis Of Carey's The Chronicle Of Higher Education

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In today’s society it is believed that education is the key to success, and compared to just 50 years ago a high school diploma just does not cut it anymore. It is expected by employers that applicants have at least bachelor’s degree for many professions. Given the high pace world that we live in today some students simply do not have the time or resources to go away to four-year universities. These students often turn to alternate forms of education, including community or for-profit colleges. With community colleges filling up fast these days some students turn to for-profit colleges to achieve their secondary education desires. Almost anyone who watches American television is bound to see commercials from for-profit institutions that claim …show more content…
The Chronicle of Higher Education has typical audience of 35-55 year olds who are typically educated individuals. However, as well as The Chronicle of Higher Education’s typical audience Carey’s target audience is potential or already enrolled students of for-profit colleges and he strives to inform these individuals of his main claim that for-profits are an evil. In addition to this claim Carey also claims that for-profits are using aggressive recruiting tactics and that student’s are having a difficult time paying their loans back after graduation. In order to prove his claims Carey uses strategies like loaded choice of language and discrediting leading industry officials and also utilizes evidence such as expert testimony and …show more content…
Carey uses these strategies to support his main claim that for-profits are a necessary evil. In addition, Carrey claims that for-profits are using aggressive rqruiting tactics and students are having a difficult time paying their loans back. As a society we must realize that yes, this industry is extremely flawed and in many cases is evil, however, they do the in fact fill a void that some students need as they provide fully online programs as well as night classes. Before one commits to any secondary form of education they should weigh the pros and cons and do their research in order to insure that they are making the right choice for

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