PERSPECTIVES: It’s a Corporate Capitalist Regime. (Hint: American Higher Ed)

History prof Asheesh Kapur Siddique, UMass Amherst, argues that college/university boards are stacked with members from corporate backgrounds. “The corporate capitalist regime that controls American university boards today has manufactured the current crisis of higher education by inflating tuition to compensate for state funding cuts while passing on the debt to students; hiring contingent rather than tenure-line staff to pay teachers less while withholding the security of academic freedom, and appointing administrators who are ultimately accountable to the regime.” Read the full article here.

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