PERSPECTIVES: Can the American University Be Saved?

“For years, the university system has been operating on borrowed time….. This house of cards, built on exploitation, anti-intellectualism, and massive debt, was doomed to collapse…. Only an extra-university movement, connected to other anti-capitalist movements and dedicated to reallocating power to workers, can save higher education and those who have devoted their lives to it. Absent such activism, the American university will remain a site of exploitation and anxiety in which no one’s genuine interests—to learn, to earn a living, to discover new things—are truly met. University of Washington professor Daniel Bessner. Professor Bessner elaborates in The Nation. Read more here

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