Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class

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An essential American dream--equal access to higher education--was becoming a reality with the GI Bill and civil rights movements after World War II. But this vital American promise has been broken. Christopher Newfield argues that the financial and political crises of public universities are not the result of economic downturns or of ultimately valuable restructuring, but of a conservative campaign to end public education's democratizing influence on American society. "Unmaking the Public University" is the story of how ...

Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class 2008, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674028173

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