The Great Mistake: Markets and Higher Education

Event Date: 

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Venue SIX10
  • Feinberg Theater
  • 610 S Michigan Ave
  • Chicago
  • IL
  • 60605
  • Lecture/Workshop

In the past 40 years, higher education has been completely remade. Once viewed as a public good, our public state universities have seen massive funding reductions and increasingly corporate management of curriculum and hiring practices. Chris Newfield argues in his third and most ambitious book on higher education, The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them, that market models have made public universities more expensive for students while lowering their educational value.

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