Daily Archives: April 7, 2012

Other than the fact that’s already started, Mike the Mad Biologist is just right about this

Mike the Mad Biologist is one of my favorite progressive bloggers. He’s a research scientist somewhere in Boston with a strong interest in K-College public education; I’ve been reading him regularly for a couple of years now.

In this post from today (Sat), Mike traces the pathway that rightwing campaigns usually take: a think tank produces a report, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal “legitimize” it, lobbyists and other goons get hold of it, while the astroturf/grassroots generates public support for it.

Mike sees this happening to public higher ed this summer. Read the post. It’s bone-chilling and entirely believable. Although we’re not the UC system, we’ll be in the crosshairs of this too, as soon as PA legislators get wind of it.

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