It’s important to realize that college is an investment, a product. Capitalism can make college both as valuable and accessible in general as the rest of our goods and services.
Colleges are under immense pressure to adapt to market conditions, and one of the first casualties in this development is the idea of tenure; an increasing amount of colleges and universities are hiring part-time instructors, and sometimes firing tenured professors to keep their doors open.
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Enrollment in for-profit schools—like The Art Institutes and University of Phoenix—has skyrocketed in the past ten years, growing by 21 percent from 2008 to 2009 alone. The increase in popularity[...]