Plutocracy and Public Higher Ed

Siva  Vaidhyanathan writing in Slate about the recent ouster of UVA president Teresa Sullivan. It appears that a couple of wealthy donors on the Board forced her out for no apparent reason (after only two years) except that they didn’t like the way she was doing things. If she were obviously screwing up, that would be one thing, but she appears to have been quite popular and successful.

When people have too much money, they behave badly.

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