The “Public University” as Response to Funding Cuts to UK’s Higher Education

The “Public University” as Response to Funding Cuts to UK’s Higher Education
Simon Dawes
discusses the policy measures that have led to rising tuition fees and the rapid defunding of “social-cultural-political subjects” in UK universities, along with the spread through the wider society of a “disdain for anything ‘cultural’ that is not directly linked to (and fused with) business” and national economic prosperity. Initiatives, such as the Campaign for the Public University, are challenging the “application of a market model to higher education.” Public services are those services that everyone needs to live, Dawes argues, and must be understood to include the social benefits and public values that universities contribute to current and future generations. Read the article…

 

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