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Selling students short

Christopher Peterson (The Conversation 20.5.15) suggests that Richard Hil’s Selling Students Short: Why You Won’t Get the Education You Deserve  ‘is a timely exposé of the difficult conditions facing students at Australia’s increasingly corporatised universities.’

‘The book is a follow-up to Hil’s Whackademia: An Insider’s Account of the Troubled University. This focused on the perspective of academics struggling to negotiate progressively more burdensome bureaucracies.’As a number of commentators have observed, Pyne’s failure to pass fee deregulation has been an unintended gift to the university sector in one crucial respect: it has spawned a long-overdue public debate about the nature and purpose of public higher education, a discussion to which Hil’s book productively contributes.’

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