3/21/10

Are behemoth universities caused by corporate pressures?

I've engaged Rob Koons on his notion that "charter colleges" are a
solution to the decline of the liberal arts. A link to his original
piece, my letter, and his response are here:
http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2010/03/1191

Of note in his response to my letter are the following claims: "I
find it hard to see a direct causal link between the rise of
corporations and the fall of the liberal arts in the university....
The humanities are not dying because the business schools are
flourishing: the demise of the humanities is self-inflicted.

He goes on to say, "The pursuit of profits is in itself an innocent
and even wholesome activity, one as old as civilization itself."

I'm thinking about a response. Got one? Send it to the Witherspoon Institute.

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