“… many educators have lost a meaningful language for linking schooling to democracy, convinced that education is now about job training, competitive market advantage, patriotic correctness, and a steady supply of labor for the national security state.”
“… prevent the university from being further compromised by those antidemocratic forces and ideologues who view empowering knowledge, critical thinking, and an educated citizenry as a form of subversion, or worse.”
“Operating as both a training ground for future employees and a storefront for business corporations, the university is now part of an unholy alliance that largely serves dominant state, military, and business policies while decoupling vital aspects of academic knowledge production from democratic values and projects.”
- Henwood, D. (2005). After the New Economy. New York: The New Press.