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ERIC Number: ED045019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-8
Pages: 45
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On Universal Higher Education.
Moynihan, Daniel P.
Just a few years ago, there was widespread belief that our society was working in the direction of universal higher education. This believ is much less certain now. Great dissatisfaction with mass education has arisen within the world of education itself, and perhaps more serious, the growing politicization of higher education has created problems concerning continued public support for an ever larger and presumably more influential higher education community. An adversary culture is now firmly entrenched in higher education. Unlike the assertions of many, this does not represent a change from, but a continuity with earlier forms of campus politics. The intellectuals' propensity to condemn in the sixties what they helped formulate in the fifties has only helped to further the breach between the public and the university. The President, in his message to Congress, proposed a program in which Federal subsidies would be used in such a way that resources available to the poor students are brought up to the level of middle income students. There has been little or no reaction to this or to the proposal for the creation of a National Foundation for Higher Education from Congress or the Campus. Statesmanship will be needed to preserve both the independence of the institutions and their viability as stable and creative instruments in society. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech before the Opening General Session of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education, St. Louis, Missouri