Killing Public Higher Education

The Arms Race for Research Prestige


  • David Stocum, Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

This is an opinion piece from a highly qualified professor of science who has served in administration highlights the need for reform in our public higher education research institutions.  In this well-researched reference, Dr. Stocum illustrates how the competition among the public flagship universities for more money, research prestige, and power, and the imposition of mission differentiation on public universities, is detrimental to the educational needs of 21st century. The goal of the work is to expose the issues that exist, give a voice to under-recognized institutions and to provide suggestions for more effective education system moving forward.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-411510-1