The Undeserving Professor: Neoliberalism and the Reinvention of Higher Education

@article{Winslow2015TheUP,
  title={The Undeserving Professor: Neoliberalism and the Reinvention of Higher Education},
  author={Luke Winslow},
  journal={Rhetoric \& Public Affairs},
  year={2015},
  volume={18},
  pages={201 - 245}
}
  • Luke Winslow
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Rhetoric & Public Affairs
The perceived social value of higher education in the United States and the political will to fund it represents a fascinating paradox. This article explores one way that paradox is reconciled. I look closely at the emergence of a specific educational critique in the discourse of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. The critique encourages a neoliberal reinvention of higher education. It does so by constructing symbolic representations that align with preexisting public vocabularies and socially… Expand

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