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The Resource Austerity blues : fighting for the soul of public higher education, Michael Fabricant & Stephen Brier

Austerity blues : fighting for the soul of public higher education, Michael Fabricant & Stephen Brier

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Austerity blues : fighting for the soul of public higher education
Title
Austerity blues
Title remainder
fighting for the soul of public higher education
Statement of responsibility
Michael Fabricant & Stephen Brier
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Language
eng
Summary
Public higher education in the postwar era was a key economic and social driver in American life, making college available to millions of working men and women. Since the 1980s, however, government austerity policies and politics have severely reduced public investment in higher education, exacerbating inequality among poor and working-class students of color, as well as part-time faculty. In Austerity Blues, Michael Fabricant and Stephen Brier examine these devastating fiscal retrenchments nationally, focusing closely on New York and California, both of which were leaders in the historic expansion of public higher education in the postwar years and now are at the forefront of austerity measures. Fabricant and Brier describe the extraordinary growth of public higher education after 1945, thanks largely to state investment, the alternative intellectual and political traditions that defined the 1960s, and the social and economic forces that produced austerity policies and inequality beginning in the late 1970s and 1980s. Over the past twenty years, tuition and related student debt have climbed precipitously and degree completion rates have dropped. Not only has this new austerity threatened public universities' ability to educate students, Fabricant and Brier argue, but it also threatens to undermine the very meaning and purpose of public higher education in offering poor and working-class students access to a quality education in a democracy
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
378/.05
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2342
LC item number
.F34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Austerity blues : fighting for the soul of public higher education, Michael Fabricant & Stephen Brier
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Public assets in an era of austerity -- The state expansion of public higher education -- Students and faculty take command -- The making of the neoliberal public university -- The public university as an engine of inequality -- Technology as a "magic bullet" in an era of austerity -- Fighting for the soul of public higher education -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn944954828
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781421420677
Lccn
2015049916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944954828
Label
Austerity blues : fighting for the soul of public higher education, Michael Fabricant & Stephen Brier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Public assets in an era of austerity -- The state expansion of public higher education -- Students and faculty take command -- The making of the neoliberal public university -- The public university as an engine of inequality -- Technology as a "magic bullet" in an era of austerity -- Fighting for the soul of public higher education -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn944954828
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781421420677
Lccn
2015049916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944954828

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