PERSPECTIVES: “Corporatization and Marketization are Important Drivers in Tuition Cost Escalation”

Beth Mintz, emerita professor, University of Vermont: “Neoliberal thought considers higher education a financial investment for students. It assumes colleges and universities should compete for customers like any other sector. These beliefs have laid the foundation for formal higher education policy and internal institutional procedure. However, they have not made the academy more efficient but have contributed to the runaway expenses that we see today.” Read Dr. Mintz’s full commentary here.

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