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13). He describes this interconnection through his own experiences as a student, migrant worker, valedictorian, admissions counselor and organizer and, through his story, reveals the ways in which the two become easily entangled throughout one’s lifetime. The Marketplace and the Political Nature of the Intersection of Public and Private A number of authors discuss the rise in the commercialization and privatization of research in recent years and the potential for additional collaboration between higher education and industry.

Second, the authors each passionately describe a crisis in higher education where action from leaders is needed to change the focus of the education from a capitalistic, privatized, market-driven model to one that better serves an inclusive and diverse public good in order to promote educational equity and justice. Each author explores issues of power and an inclusive definition of who should have access to college across race, gender, and/or class. , Giroux & Giroux, 2004; Green & Trent, 2005; Hagedorn & Tierney, 2002; Kezar, 2005; Labaree, 1997; 2007; Nussbaum, 1999; Padilla, 2008; Parker, 2003; Pitkin & Shumer, 1982; Rhoades & Slaughter, 2004; St.

The authors further assert that the current, significant concentration on market values by higher education leaders stratifies the “haves” and the “have-nots” thereby decreasing the value of higher education as a public good. This argument is echoed by a number of other education scholars (Apple, 2006; Bowen & Bok, 1998; Brint & Karabel, 1989; Green & Trent, 2005; Hagedorn & Tierney, 2002; Labaree, 1997, 2007). The Girouxs (2004) address how to revitalize the relationships between higher education and society through the creation of a “paideia” (p.

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