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ERIC Number: ED169194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The End of Publicly Supported Education: A Prophecy, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Company School.
Doll, Russell
Focusing on education in the United States, this paper proposes that corporately funded education will eventually replace publically supported systems. It is argued that corporate education will develop as multi-national corporations (MNC) become the dominant economic and social force in the world eventually supplanting the nation/state as we know it today. The potential for MNC displacing the nation/state is described and compared to the displacement of the Church by the nation/state. Economic and social problems facing both higher and elementary/secondary education are discussed. It is hypothesized that these problems will lead to the need for new support structures for education. It is also argued that the costs of shrinking resources and spiraling inflation will lead to an inability to support the nation/state, that this in turn will force the nation/state into supporting only basic services as priorities, and that the corporation will be the only viable institution to provide services such as education. Speculation on the form this education will take is suggested. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in hard copy due to the reproduction quality of the original document; Paper presented to the World Future Society (Houston, Texas, October 20, 1978)