PERSPECTIVES: Attacks on Higher Education Are Attacks on Democracy

So contends Chancellor Philip DiStefano, University of Colorado at Boulder. “During my five decades in higher education, I have never seen such divisive rhetoric and legislative action used to diminish public education—an institution as venerable as our democracy itself. However, I have always believed that America’s public universities are fundamental to a functioning democracy and a source of unlimited solutions. A strong democracy is associated with social mobility, civic engagement, and a diverse, pluralistic society—all cornerstones of our country’s higher education system.” Read the full commentary from Inside Higher Education.

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