A Texas “U of Phoenix?”

The Chronicle has a blog post that mentions that at least some of the legislature is considering starting Texas’ own University-of-Phoenix equivalent.

“If the University of Phoenix can be successful” providing online programs, “the question needs to be asked: Can the public sector do the same?” said Bernie Francis, a member of the committee of education and business leaders…

I guess they don’t realize that our community colleges are already getting online students. Some of them are taking half their credits needed for an associate’s online.

It doesn’t seem that we want to create an institution that competes with our own colleges.

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