Now that we have a new president-elect, what does the future hold for higher education?
Inside Higher Ed has a pretty good roundup of Barack Obama's views and policy proposals for American higher education. One nugget that may ring true here in North Carolina, where students and administrators alike have bemoaned the rising cost of textbooks:
"Books are a big scam...I taught law at the University of Chicago for 10 years, and one of the biggest scams is law professors write their own textbooks and then assign it to their students. They make a mint. It's a huge racket."