Higher Ed Under Threat
In my five decades in higher education, never have I seen such divisive rhetoric and legislative action used to diminish public education—an institution as venerable as our democracy itself.
But one thing I have always believed is that America’s public universities are fundamental to a functioning democracy and a source of unlimited solutions. A strong democracy is associated with social mobility, civic engagement and a diverse, pluralistic society—all cornerstones of our country’s higher education system.
Originally published: July 28, 2023
Author: Philip DiStefano
Institution: University of Colorado Boulder
Published by: Inside Higher Ed