Well stocks are essentially a bet anyway aren't they? There is nothing wrong with what UofP is doing with respect to education. They are filling a need that is not currently being provided by government controlled and operated public institutions....they are combatting the system and the government is doing everything in its power to get rid of them...most importantly, making them meet or exceed standards that (hang on this is important) NONE OF THE PUBLICLY FUNDED AND SUBSIDIZED HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS HAVE TO MEET
So who cares about what...the government cares about one thing...keeping people employed in government jobs....why? because of the most powerful lobby in the world...the federal and state public employees union.........they care nothing about education.....only keeping their jobs and their pensions and health benefits that are paid to them for life when they retire
I thought stocks were investments in corporations, and that corporations were originally intended for the public good. I'm not sure what niche Phoenix has, other than to maximize its profits. For two year programs and job skills, a community college offers the same education or better for significantly less. A state university offers a better education in one's major for the same price, and it has more prestige. Both community colleges and state universities are increasingly showing an online presence.
Which union are you talking about: AFT, NEA, AFSCME? The teachers unions are AFT and NEA and they have little power (as evidenced by the charter school/privatization movement). Unions have very little power, compared to what they once had. A small percentage of working people are in unions.