[Marxism] Cooper Union Says Ending Free Tuition May Make It More Accessible - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Apr 17 06:10:48 MDT 2015


(An article title straight out of George Orwell's "1984")

Cooper Union Says Ending Free Tuition May Make It More Accessible
By Casey Fabris and Steve Kolowich

When the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a New York 
college known for its no-tuition model, announced in 2013 that it would 
soon start charging undergraduate students, the policy shift did not go 
over well.

A group of alumni, faculty members, and students sued to block the 
change. The state’s attorney general announced an inquiry into the 
college’s finances. And now the college’s board has turned on the 
president, Jamshed Bharucha, offering to not renew his contract when it 
expires next year in hopes of ending the inquiry.

But as Cooper Union officials, faculty members, students, and alumni 
fight over whether a tuition model honors the college’s mission and the 
egalitarian vision of its founder, another question has popped up: Does 
free tuition really increase educational opportunities for students who 
struggle to afford college

full: http://chronicle.com/article/Cooper-Union-Says-Ending-Free/229437/



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