PERSPECTIVES: Higher Education in America: Does the Premise Hold?

“Colleges have for centuries benefited from the belief that they could provide prospective students, as well as institutions with particular goods (social recognition, status or class membership, discrete skills or knowledge, money, prestige). But it wasn’t until the middle of the 20th century in the United States that a belief arose in the capacity of colleges to transform not just the lives of social elites but the lives of all people — and also to directly change society.” Read more in this commentary from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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