A new book questions how necessary academic freedom is in the context of higher education today, reports the New York Times. In her new book, “The Faculty Lounges: and Other Reasons Why You Won’t Get the College Education You Paid For,” Naomi Schaefer Riley brings together two subjects that are usually treated separately in the literature, says Stanley Fish, a professor of humanities and law at Florida International University, in Miami. The first is the increasing tendency, on the part of students, legislators, administrators and some faculty members, to view higher education in vocational terms and to link questions of curriculum and funding to the realization of career goals…

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