…today’s debate about free college tuition does something extremely valuable. It reintroduces the concept of public good to higher education discourse-a concept that fifty years of individuation, efficiency fetishes, and a rightward drift in politics have nearly pummeled out of higher education altogether. We no longer have a way to talk about public education as a collective good because even we defenders have adopted the language of competition.

Source: Why Free College Is Necessary | Dissent Magazine

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