The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in U.S. Higher Education

1st Edition

Nicholas D. Hartlep, Lucille L.T. Eckrich, Brandon O. Hensley

Routledge
Published June 4, 2019
Reference - 280 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367194338 - CAT# K417745
Series: Routledge Studies in Education, Neoliberalism, and Marxism

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Summary

Capturing the voices of Americans living with student debt in the United States, this collection critiques the neoliberal interest-driven, debt-based system of U.S. higher education and offers alternatives to neoliberal capitalism and the corporatized university. Grounded in an understanding of the historical and political economic context, this book offers auto-ethnographic experiences of living in debt, and analyzes alternatives to the current system. Chapter authors address real questions such as, Do collegians overestimate the economic value of going to college? and How does the monetary system that student loans are part of operate? Pinpointing how developments in the political economy are accountable for students’ university experiences, this book provides an authoritative contribution to research in the fields of educational foundations and higher education policy and finance.

 

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