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Apollo Education Group, Inc. Message Board

  • dahnshaulis Apr 25, 2013 12:02 PM Flag

    Does Anyone Care About Education?

    Does anyone trading Apollo Group care about education? Or is this just a betting pool?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    • 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

      Sentiment: Buy

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      • dahnshaulis Apr 25, 2013 12:21 PM Flag

        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.

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • dahnshaulis Apr 25, 2013 12:33 PM Flag

        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.

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • dahnshaulis May 13, 2013 5:00 PM Flag

        Apollo Group is also ensuring that community colleges don't get legislation through that would enable them to compete (e.g. legislation so that community colleges can get BSNs in nursing).

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

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