Friday, August 18, 2006

Excellent Essay on the Meaning of Student Debt

From Dissent, via Alternet.

DEBT IS NOT just a mode of financing but a mode of pedagogy. We tend to think of it as a necessary evil attached to higher education but extraneous to the aims of higher education. What if we were to see it as central to people's actual experience of college? What do we teach students when we usher them into the post-welfare state university?

1 comment:

Bill_D said...

This piece really brings it down to a matter of social pathology: "Debt teaches a worldview...there is no realm of human life anterior to the market." In the name of "freedom", freedom is lost.