Chomsky on Education

Employees of colleges and universities are often reticent to speak to the current fiscal state of higher education and its societal impact. A few years ago I had a chance to ask one of America’s more outspoken critics about this very thing. I gotta say that Noam Chomsky didn’t disappoint. Whereas many academically tethered analysts — speaking to issues of inequity — will sidestep around what is a particularly mendacious elephant in the room, Professor Chomsky addressed the issue in a way that was truly educational.

The two documents that he mentions: The Crisis of Democracy and The Powell Memorandum are well worth taking a look at — that is if you sometimes wonder how we got to where we are.

Noam Chomsky on Education:

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