Here is the story of one of the world’s largest universities that is in the political spotlight today.
The rise of Phoenix
“’In 1970, adults lacked effective access even to ineffective higher education,’ writes Sperling. ‘Supposedly, the mission of my own university was to serve the entire community, but a working adult wanting to pursue a degree was offered courses designed for kids just out of high school, taught by professors who considered it their job to deliver the subject matter in lectures scheduled for two or three nights per week. With great persistence, an adult learner could expect to earn a degree in 6 to 10 years — for some, it took 20.’”