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I have one of the best jobs in academia. Here’s why I’m walking away. | Vox | September 2015

Op-eds about the failings of higher education are like certain
unmentionable body parts: Everybody’s got one. Professors are or aren’t afraid of their liberal students, adjuncts are underpaid and exploited, grade inflation is rampant, college graduates can’t find jobs, student loan debt will doom us all.

But these are just parts of a larger and even more troubling story.
After spending four years working in higher education, trying to effect
piecemeal improvements, I’m convinced that the picture is more dire than
most people realize: There’s no one single problem to fix or villain to
defeat, no buzzword-y panacea that will get things back to normal.