This is a follow-up post by Carter and Links to Teresa Sullivan University Of Virginia Ouster Led By Political Donors Lacking Academic Experience, adding the gory details.
Worth a look if you are into the future of higher education in the US. Appears like corporate America wants to to see public universities compete with for-profit University of Phoenix. Can it be done without degrading standards is the question.
The interesting thing to me is that as education goes this way, it opens the way for informal education to replace it. Why pay for online education when just as good or better is available free? One is just buying a credential, and that's is not a viable strategy. To easy to open source this model to make it profitable over time.
But open source education is already coming anyway.The Kahn Academy is just the first step. More and more children will be home schooled as youngsters and then will take charge of their own education as soon as they are able, which will become younger and younger over time.
Sir Ken Robertson will be pleased. Watch Changing Education Paradigms.
Read it at The Huffington Post
UVA Teresa Sullivan Ouster Reveals Corporate Control Of Public Education
by Zach Carter and Jason Links