I am not sure how I feel about this.
I love the idea of making education more accessible.
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graphic is awful.
How will it be paid for? How will this influence the use of adjuncts versus hiring more full-time faculty? I think education is woefully underfunded (more likely wrongly funded) currently. More money needs to be spent hiring good people, full-time to do the work in the trenches! We also need support faculty. The ability to make photocopies (I work at a place where we can no longer photocopy syllabi - budget cuts), have a computer, pens, paper, dry erase makers, professional development funds, etc.
In a side note, kind of related, a University nearby is planning to hire ~100 Professors. Now at this particular University one must do research to obtain tenure. Unsurprisingly, most of these hires will be in the sciences. Where will these young prof's get their grant money to fund the research to get tenure?
The system is woefully broken in places!