The Perfect Recipe for Destroying Public Higher Education?


If you sometimes feel like many of the higher ed “reforms” being pushed today are leading to the demise of public colleges, you may be right.

And if you are frustrated that few voices are being raised in alarm, Steven Ward’s piece, “A Machiavellian Guide to Destroying Public Universities in 12 Easy Steps,” may help you understand the reason for this inertia.

In a bitterly sardonic and painfully accurate description of the attacks on higher education, he pinpoints the diversionary tactics often used by “innovation” promoters to prevent us from focusing on the harmful long-term consequences of their ideas.

Worth a read as we wrestle with how to preserve a quality higher education for the coming generations.