AAUP versus Obama

by VanessaVaile

Thoughtful analysis of AAUP response to #ObamaEd plan for HE accompanied by equally thoughtful discussion in comments, SOP for BA’s posts, following recommended as antidote to high drama and unrealistic solutions

Bryan Alexander

Professor FichtenbaumPresident Obama’s new higher education plan has won quite a few reactions.  Few have been as passionately critical, thoughtful, and significant as this one from the president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).  Rudy Fichtenbaum demolishes the plan at length.

I’d like to identify some of Fichtenbaum’s major criticisms, as we’ll probably hear most of them again as the White House plows forward with this strategy.

  • The killer K-12 comparison: “The President’s plan will do for higher education what No Child Left Behind has done for K-12 education.”

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