He makes his point of how the rich are shaping higher education by focusing on two illustrations: what has happened to two major public universities in Kentucky.
I was wrong: it’s not just a Koch problem. The problem is much larger. It’s the selling-off of higher education to the highest bidder.
In Kentucky, the two major public universities—the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville—have been undermining the idea of the university since at least 2003, when BB&T Corporation and the BB&T Charitable Foundation pledged $2.5 million to the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics to "support a learning laboratory on capitalism, a speaker series, an annual student paper competition, and annual fellowship and research grant awards."I have always argued that the control of all institutions of indoctrination--media, education, and entertainment--is vital to the continuing hegemony of capitalists over their nations and the world.