Posted on behalf of Michael Heathfield and FourSee Math Faculty:
Here is a very disturbing graphic that will not be appearing at a Board Meeting anytime soon. It paints a dramatic picture of what Reinvention has delivered for some of our students, communities, colleges and colleagues. Does it look good to you?
Some wiser heads predict this picture will get even more disturbing once fall 2016 registrations are factored into the frame. Campus Zero is quick to ascribe falling enrollment to a recovering economy and improved employment. Of course, it would be heresy at Campus Zero to refer them to solid statistical evidence that for the middle class, the working class, and the poor the “recovery” did not indeed lift them up to where they were before the Great Recession. These R words cover a mass of complexity, which is an anathema to the political class. These are dangerous blanket words in the wrong hands: Recession, Recovery, Reinvention and, lest we forget at our peril, Recruitment and Retention.
Mike Heathfield & Math FourSee faculty