In the genre of "free college" rebuttals I discussed last week, the Clayton Christensen Institute education policy director, Julia Freeland, has written one of the most execrable. Ridden with entrepreneurial jargon and redolent of a self-serving profiteering approach to education, her CNN op-ed described universities as a "broken business model." This is in keeping with the Christensen Institute's general philosophy … Continue reading Keywords for the Age of Austerity 26: bootcamp
When I was in college at a midwestern university famous for its right-wing economists, the coffee shop in my dorm was called T.A.N.S.T.A.F.L., which stood for "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch." It was a quotation from Milton Friedman, who I suppose used it to mean that someone--the owners of capital--are the ones paying … Continue reading What do you mean, “free” college?