The Gates effect

Aug 18, 2013

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“When we have public debates about the needs of higher education—the future of higher education—not coincidentally they track with the agendas and recommendations set forth by the Gates foundation, by McKinsey & Company, by the New America Foundation,” he says. “These are considered independent resources, but basically they’re putting out PowerPoint presentations—and the rest of us have to scuttle to react to their pronouncements. And so what we’re not having in this country is serious scholarly deliberation about these issues, because there’s so much money flowing at the punditry about higher education.”

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Post by Jonathan Rees

Clinical academic and skin watcher at the University of Edinburgh

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