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Includes bibliographical references (p. 33-36).
Front Cover; Killing Public Higher Education; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Killing Public Higher Education: The Arms Race for Research Prestige; Introduction; The Addiction to Research Prestige Contributes to the Increasing Costs of Higher Education; Portrait of the Flagships; Origin and Emergence; The Flagship Culture Today; Rationales for Mission Differentiation; Quality Is Synonymous with an Exclusive Research Mission; Stratification of Students Reflects Their Intellectual Status and Capability; Rankism: The Underlying Disease of the Caste System.
Schemes to Privatize Public FlagshipsThe AAU Snob Factor; Graduate Programs; Community Colleges; Research Prestige and Athletic Prestige: Brothers Under the Skin; The Future of Higher Education; Business as Usual; Tweak Around the Edges; Spin Off Research and Graduate Education; Restructure the System; Defining the Purpose of Undergraduate Education; The Urban University as a Model for the Twenty-First Century; References.
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