neoliberal education reform

by newschoolphilosophy

My friend Owen Davis just published an article called “6 Ways Neoliberal Education Reform Is Coming to a College Near You.” It argues colleges will increasingly be evaluated and funded based on quantitative indicators such as graduation rates and test scores. This will create incentives for schools to “game the system,” that is to manipulate the standards and to dismiss underperforming students, who are often those most in need of support and…education. Owen’s background is in secondary education, which gives him an interesting (and to me a sometimes unfamiliar) perspective on the university environment.