In Defense of Higher Education

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“Colleges are fucked,” billionaire investor Mark Cuban exclaimed in a recent interview. “There is no way they come out of this unscathed.”

Even before the pandemic, many colleges were on thin ice. Hundreds were failing to attract students, deficits were rising, budgets were being slashed, and a number of high statused academic institutions were plagued by embarrassing scandals.

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