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administrators are fattening themselves off of tuition, along with sports coaches and a distinct minority of faculty, mostly in the hard sciences who do research with commercial application (humanities faculty OTOH have been screwed). students do struggle, and administrative costs do need to be contained, in concert with a massive expansion of public subsidies, and an overall redirection of funds within universities from administrators, sports programs and for-profit research centers.

none of that is right-wing, it's reality, at least out here in CA, where my tuition has gone up 400% in less than a decade at the same time at the same time as executive pay has skyrocketed and faculty/staff get less pay for more work with crappier working conditions and no dignity.

and that's before they pepper-sprayed my classmates in the face.

wanting public universities to serve the public good is not a right wing meme. opposing privatization and the executive class enriching themselves off of public institutions is not a right wing meme.

by wu ming on Sat Dec 10th, 2011 at 02:54:51 AM EST
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