Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education: 1885–2017, The

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Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education: 1885–2017, The

Bishirjian, Richard J.

In The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education, Dr. Richard Bishirjian describes how, beginning in 2000, he founded Yorktown University and immediately confronted barriers designed to block entrance of his University from operating as a low cost, regionally accredited, high tech, Internet university.

Dr. Richard Bishirjian’s book is a Cri de Coeur in which he passionately criticizes the higher education Establishment and laments the loss of millions of dollars of investor’s equity and twelve years of work and sacrifice.

Unlike any other study of American higher education, Bishirjian tells all, names names, and exposes how the education Establishment imposes tuition costs that force parents and students into crippling debt.

All is not lost, however. The experience of founding and operating a high technology university enables him to reveal this about American Higher Education:

1. How Tuition Debt is Hurting our College Students

2. Why American Higher Education operates as a Cartel

3. The Terrible Cost of Accreditation and U.S. Government Regulations

4. How “Regional Accreditation” Assures “Creative Destruction”

5. Why One Thousand Colleges may be Forced to Close by 2022

6. The Destructive Growth of Federal Control of Higher Education

7. The South’s “Legacy of Suppression” in regulating Higher Education

8. How “Smart Money” Bought Colleges and Why They left the U.S.

9. How U.S. Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings, destroyed the Liberal Arts

10. How Robert Shireman made For-Profit Higher Education a “Class Enemy

11. How Little it Costs to create an Internet University

12. Differences between Distance and. Classroom Learning

13. Thirteen Ways to reform American Higher Education

Dr. Richard Bishirjian earned a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame under the direction of Professor Gerhart Niemeyer. His last book, The Conservative Rebellion, was published by St. Augustine’s Press in 2015. Dr. Bishirjian served as President of for-profit Yorktown University for sixteen years and is now President of the American Academy of Distance Learning, a tax exempt education organization.