How to Answer the Utilitarian Assault on Higher Education?

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Hunter Rawlings, Association of American Universities (AAU)
GROWING PRESSURES TO ADOPT UTILITARIAN MISSION Across the country, state governors and governing boards are demanding that undergraduate education focus on the preparation of students
for immediate jobs, thus promoting vocationalism above all other purposes of education, in fact, often to the exclusion of all other purposes. • In some cases, governors suggest making state funding for public universities dependent on recent graduates’ employment rates. “Are young people getting degrees in jobs that are open and needed today, not just the jobs that the universities want to give us, or degrees that people want to give us?” asks Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.Résumé, en principe début du chapitre (environ 5 lignes)…
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