The Great Mistake: Universities are Caught in a Privatization Trap

Chris Newfield has an essay out in IHE that summarizes his new book. You can find it here.

Excerpt: “In short, the public university’s first private-sector lesson is that private funding serves the public interest as well as public funding. And the logical response is, great, let the public interest be defined by what the private consumer is willing to pay.

The second post-public principle is that the value of knowledge is its market value and can be measured as a return on investment.”