Episode 2.14 Starbucks University
The short and long view on how our society pays for college
Chris and Stephen take three recent articles about the super-structure of how our society pays for college and scrutinize the issue. How does American society value what college delivers? (What does it deliver?) How do we fund it? Should we fund it? We take the time not just to ponder, but to celebrate an unlikely organization that’s doing some incredibly innovative moves in the space. Also Stephen inadvertently insults a whole group of people. Sorry about that.
Before You Go
- “The Brutality of Police Culture in Baltimore” by Conor Friedersdorf
- “Orioles VP Angelos Makes Profound Statement Following Baltimore Protests” by Conor Friedersdorf
- “St. Julian” by The Midnight Sons. Used by permission.
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. Fact: Chris studied music composition in college.
- “The Upwardly Mobile Barista” by Amanda Ripley
- “Amid Funding Cuts, Will LSU have to declare ‘Bankruptcy’?” by Martha C. White
- “Corinthian Colleges Shuts Down, Ending Classes for 16,000 overnight”
- Jubala Coffee
- Scott Walker’s University Budget Cuts–How Big? by Dave Umhoefer
- Rider University Apologies to Rider grads.
- Getting Smarter on Skills Testing by Paul Fain. An article about skills-based credentialing.
Previously on the show
- 2.12: In the Meanwhile—We talked about a small corporation being ethical.
- 2.11: Hi, We’re The Internet—We talked about Uber acting unethically.
- 2.06: The Ones- and Zeros-sphere—We talked about Marvel’s ethics.