Denvir: Is American Higher Ed Screwed?

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Is American Higher Ed Screwed? Conservatives Try to Privatize College As Tuition Soars

By Daniel Denvir, AlterNet
Posted on January 22, 2011, Printed on January 24, 2011

As in most corners of American life, crisis is the new normal in academia. Investment returns to university endowments have plummeted, state aid is being cut, and critical federal stimulus dollars are running out. Tuition is up, enrollment is being capped, positions are being eliminated, and universities are increasingly relying on part-time adjunct faculty that shuttle from campus to campus in an effort to cobble together a paycheck.  * * *

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