Friday, March 31, 2006

Business School

"Higher education's adoption of free-market ideology favored by the Right, advocating a much more businesslike approach to higher education, has led to corporate-style business management that pursues strategies which approach education as a vocational credentialing commodity for personal gain rather than a privilege benefiting the public weal."

"With grade inflation built into the brand, now nearly everyone and anyone can purchase faux marks of academic distinction, high grades, as part of the package on offer- and what brand could not build this amenity into its product line and remain competitive nowadays?"

-Brian Manhire, "Grade Inflation in Engineering Education at Ohio University", 2005

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