Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Tag: universities

Higher Education: Capitalism at Its Most Despicable

Public colleges have long been expected to benefit from academic research. But that all changed in 1980 with the Bayh-Dole Act. Now universities are more deeply entrenched in the capitalist world—a true degradation of higher education.

Ranking Colleges

Public universities are the major vehicles of upward mobility in America—educating 73 percent of all college students. But do these public universities provide a higher-quality education than the private elites?

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