Education Worth Fighting For

On April 27, Purdue University’s president, Mitch Daniels, the former governor of Indiana, unveiled a dramatic new program that he and the board of trustees had been fashioning in secret for months. This self-proclaimed world-class university would be acquiring Kaplan University, one of several controversial for-profit, online education companies that have emerged over the last twenty years.

The announcement surprised the university community, who learned about the deal either during a hastily called meeting between Daniels and select faculty or through an email message.

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