First, on the mainland and increasingly here, we have bought the argument that higher education is not a common good, like high school, fire departments or defense. Those who use it should pay for it. If we accept this, then students become customers buying degrees and higher ed is like fast food: cheap and fast. Excellence comes third, if at all.
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