Saving State U: Why We Must Fix Public Higher Education by Nancy Folbre
Nancy Folbre brings the national debates of education experts down to the level of trying to teach—and trying to learn—at major state universities whose budgets have repeatedly been slashed, restored, and then slashed again. She ranges far afield with astute observations about financial aid, affirmative action, standardized tests, the business model of education, and taxation — always guided by equal measures of her economic expertise, historical perspective and great sense of humor. She also offers a sobering vision of the many possible futures of public higher education and their links to the fate of our democracy while looking at the practical ways in which change is now possible.
See review of the book in PHENOM’s Spring 2010 newsletter.
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