Rick Perlstein on the life and death of educational opportunity:
The history of American higher education over the twentieth century is an extraordinary one, the story of the creation of a powerhouse set of institutions that are the envy of the civilized world. . . .Everything in this essay hits home.
Now all we seem to care about is reproducing the managerial class.
On the Death of Democratic Higher Education (The Nation)
Thanks to Matt Thomas at Submitted for Your Perusal, who pointed me to this piece.