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Photo of Raewyn Connell by Katje Ford, courtesy Ethics Centre
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

By many measures, higher education is doing wonderfully well: 200 million students worldwide, 2.5 million research papers published each year, university Presidents paid over a million dollars per year, and Elsevier making record profits off journals.  There are, however, troubling trends lurking: student debt totals well over a trillion dollars, student protests have become common around the world, most of the university workforce are in precarious employment, staff and faculty strikes have multiplied, and the Laureate Corporation owns universities in ten countries with 150 campuses.