9/20/2010 4:21 PM
In last week’s issue, I wrote an opinion piece reacting to UT President William Powers’s State of the University Address.
I was presently surprised (or as I said, the speech exceeded my low expectations) that Powers acknowledged the crisis of public confidence facing higher education.
An example of this lack of confidence appeared on the Houston Chronicle’s blog today
. For a child born today, the latest estimate is a bachelor’s degree will cost $175,000.
Of course, neither Powers nor the UT administration are interesting in making any meaningful reforms to higher education. When one reads the speech carefully, it’s clear that Powers wants to create the appearance of reform while arguing against the real thing.
Click here to read my entire opinion piece.