I’m surprised this speech* isn’t gettingmorecoverage. Perhaps the tension between this administration and higher ed is too drawn out a story for our ADHD-addled media. Maybe it’s being drowned out by the presidential
carnival spectacle race, or the explicit language about class and inequality is too uncomfortable. But I think anyone working or interested in education needs to read** this speech.
TL;DR version: King tears into American higher ed for turning away from access and fomenting inequality. He accuses academia of building up a caste system and of quashing the American dream.
Let’s read this in appropriate detail. For context, know that the secretary is beginning his tenure by conducting an affordability…
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