Economic Analyses and Useful Idiots

Anya Kamenetz, DIYU, Jun 11, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Anya Kamenetz responds to criticisms "from the left" that her argument is "too rooted in economics". Of course, being rooted in economics isn't what the critics are concerned about at all - rather, it's that "the rhetoric behind privatizing education, i.e., efficiency, reduced costs, and curricular freedom, will ultimately accelerate the decline of higher ed into a series of feeding lots for the private sector job market." One wonders whether Kamenetz's defenses of her book, and the text that was actually (carefully screened, vetted and published by a publishing company) are drifting further and further apart.
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