The Great Mistake

The Great Mistake

How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them

Book - 2016
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Higher education in America, still thought to be the world leader, is in crisis. University students are falling behind their international peers in attainment, while suffering from unprecedented student debt. For over a decade, the realm of American higher education has been wracked with self-doubt and mutual recrimination, with no clear solutions on the horizon. How did this happen? In this stunning new book, Christopher Newfield offers readers an in-depth analysis of the "great mistake" that led to the cycle of decline and dissolution, a mistake that impacts every public college and university in America. What might occur, he asserts, is no less than locked-in economic inequality and the fall of the middle class. In The Great Mistake, Newfield asks how we can fix higher education, given the damage done by private-sector models. The current accepted wisdom-that to succeed, universities should be more like businesses-is dead wrong.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781421421629
1421421623
Branch Call Number: LB2342 .N49 2016
Characteristics: xiii, 430 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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