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Category Archives: tuition

The Corporatization of Higher Education: Crib Notes

Writing for Nation of Change, Paul Buchheit has provided a very succinct but comprehensive overview of how corporatization has had a very damaging impact on higher education. In his article … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Where Student Loans Have Generated the Most Institutional Revenue

This is a very telling but self-explanatory chart from the Brookings Institute:

October 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

University Endowments and Student Aid

In “OSU Fund Managers Pig Out: Scholarships Not Awarded to Students,” an article published by the Columbus Free Press, John Lasker has focused on Ohio State University’s growing endowment and … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

What’s So Radical about Defending Public Education?

Being antagonistic to corporatization should not necessarily be conflated with being broadly antagonistic to corporations. Universities and corporations have long had mutually beneficial relationships that have caused relatively infrequent controversies. … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Outrageous moves to foster runaway salaries for administrators

Michael Behrent, the president of the Appalachian State University chapter of the AAUP, and John Steen, Program Coordinator of Scholars for North Carolina’s Future (with contribution from Jim Carmichael, professor at UNC … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

For Students, “Skin in the Game” is More Like a Pound of Flesh

The following is an op-ed piece by Susan Gubernat, Professor of English at California State University, East Bay and a member of the CSU Academic Senate.  It was published in … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Working One’s Way through College while Earning Minimum Wage

The following map was included in an article by Libby Nelson, published by Vox. The map originally appeared in an article by Sandhya Kambhampati and Meredith Myers in the Chronicle … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Western Governors University, the “Competency” Model, and the Next Wave of Higher-Ed “Innovation”

Between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. this morning, the Discovery Channel aired the following three 30-minute infomercials:Sexy in Three Weeks!; The Graduate: Learn about Innovative Grad and Undergrad Degrees; and … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Now That We Have Transformed Our Institutions to Compete with the University of Phoenix, It’s on Life Support

In late March, I wrote a post titled “The Meaning of the Failure of the Online For-Profit Universities” It was a response to CNN’s hour-by-hour graphing of a dramatic one-day … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · 10 Comments

The AFT Questionnaire for Presidential Candidates: Hillary Clintons’ Responses

The American Federation of Teachers has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. But the AFT asked each of the candidates to respond to a … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 3 Comments



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