What’s Wrong With Higher Education [...]

The causation is hard to pin down precisely but the story roughly goes: macro-economic change changes the value of higher education credentials as information technologies and financialization make labor more de-centralized and efficient. Politics and culture wars de-legitimize higher education by attributing social policy failures to colleges and universities. This de-legitimization accelerates and legitimizes public disinvestment in higher education and the technology that made labor cheap and exploitable sells the public on the idea that only they can fix higher education. The most vulnerable are the same as they have always been: poor, working class, and African Americans and racial minorities across class. And so here we are. (Source)

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