The corporate model in higher education

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Source: Pacific Standard.

The chart above illustrates the dominance of the for-profit corporation as a model for American higher education.  As with corporations, the people who do the actual teaching are increasingly ill-paid and insecure, while the people whose job it is to cultivate relationships with politicians and corporate executives, solicit contributions and grants and polish the institution’s image do better and better.

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The Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education by Robert Abele for Counterpunch.

How Colleges Misspend Your Tuition Money by Ted Scheinman for Pacific Standard.

Adjuncts Struggle to Unionize at a Liberal College by Michelle M. Tokarczyk for Working-Class Perspectives.  [Hat tip to Bill Harvey]

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