We used to invest in higher ed as a social good. When that changed, schools started selling it as a consumer good. That’s dragging our schools, and our democracy, down.
Richard A, Greenwald, a Daily Beast columnist, is an author, academic, social critic, and professor at Fairfield University in Connecticut. His last book was entitled Labor Rising: The Past and Future of Working People in America. He writes regularly about politics, economics, and higher education. Opinions are not institutional endorsements.
Right-wing anger at ‘leftist’ institutions is no longer limited to Cambridge and Palo Alto and New Haven. It just spread to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
If so, here’s what colleges need to do: vastly improve their mental health outreach and other forms of student support.
The virus has weakened the grip of a test created by a white supremacist who warned against “promiscuous intermingling” of the races.
Both were stubborn, ignorant, and corrupt. But those weren’t the reasons both will go down in infamy.
Universities everywhere are cutting back. And they're looking at a future in which higher education is less accessible to all.
Trump has turned the Department of Labor into the Department of Employers' Rights. But encouraging signs do exist--and Americans must be reminded of labor's vital role.
While you were thinking about Trump’s tweets, she repealed an Obama-era rule that reined in the for-profit sector. The biggest losers? The poorest kids, of course.
New York City has embraced bikes in its urban core, but left out too many of the people pushed outside of that core.
If Yang’s ideas sound crazy, that’s because they are crazy. And they aren’t liberal in any sense of the word.