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Monday, September 12, 2016

The Right-Wing Effort to Destroy a Liberal Education

The word "liberal" here can be in both senses of the word, if you please.  Whatever the intent of the right, the effect of their efforts has been to weaken both what they would call liberalism as well as the classic liberal education in the sense of the humanities.  The article at the link below tells more.

As the writer shows, the rise in college tuition costs is not an accident.  It is the direct result of cut-backs in funding by state legislatures all over the country.  And as the writer further shows, this attack on colleges and universities happens to coincide perfectly with the broader agenda of the corporate world.

Although rather wordy, the article does help explain why coursework which may not happen to interest corporate honchos is nevertheless important to a civilized people.  If knowledge is power, this article can be a beginning for a gathering of power to oppose the big-money trend in higher education.

How the Right Seeks to Destroy College

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