04-13-2011, 04:52 PM
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Article in Miami Student: Miami weighs partial privatization
Miami weighs partial privatization
All the talk about "charter universities" has raised a ruckus around the campus of Miami University. |
A group of faculty, staff, students, community members and representatives from other public universities, including the University of Cincinnati, gathered at a "teach-in" April 7 to discuss the ramifications of Miami's potential to be a "charter university."
Becoming a "charter university" entails less state funding of the public university in exchange for less regulation by the state. This is basically a form of privatization of public universities, according to Kathleen Knight- Abowitz, professor of education at Miami.
With less money from the state, the university has two options: finding funds somewhere else or operating the university with less money, said Professor Richard Quantz...