Monday, July 17, 2006

Sexy Professors turned out on the streets

I'm so fucking sick and tired of people refering to and assuming that a University is a business and therefore students are consumers. It is not a fucking business, even though administration these days want it to be. It is a place of research and higher education which functions in a totally different world than a for-profit business with different culture and expectations.

This also makes us dependent on governmental funds and the government for sometime now does not want to educate the people.

Publicly funded higher education is on the ropes like never before. A 20-year decline in state funding for public higher education institutions -- where 65 percent of all four-year college students are educated -- is one of several factors contributing to what some experts describe as an American crisis.

In a critical collection, "What's Happening to Public Higher Education?" (Praeger Publishers), Cornell's Ronald G. Ehrenberg brings together the works of two-dozen researchers in the field of public higher education to spell out the sobering truths on the subject.

~Phineas

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