Harsh Critique Of Research University Priorities

AMERICA’S ‘OLD BOYS CLUB’ OF HIGHER ED ENCOURAGES COLLEGES TO ADOPT POLICIES OF EXCLUSION, writes New America’s Kevin Carey in a new report. Pick a public university–any will do–and ask its president, deans, and trustees about their strongest aspirations. The answer: more research programs and graduate students, more selective admissions criteria, and all the federal research funding it can find. But these priorities are also notable for what they omit: a legitimate interest in student learning. Read more at EdCentral.


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