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[Posted by Margaret DeLacy, February editor, email@example.com] Money quote: --...University of Arkansas education professor Jay Greene...says.... "It's not unreasonable to provide counseling (or other services) to students, but the question is how much of that is what the university is supposed to be doing," he says. "Someone has to pay for all that. Universities have lost sight of their primary mission of research and teaching. They have become non-profit conglomerates." I think he is exactly right. More and more of our institutions of higher education are turning into year-round camps for children of the privileged (with the bonus of a "credential" awarded at the end), because that is what those students and their parents want. Education is no longer the core of the university's "product." Instead, the emphasis is on non-academic experiential enhancements, and quite as importantly, the aggressive marketing of same. Best regards, Mark R. Harris > -- Mark R. Harris Profesor de humanidades Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Sinaloa Blvd. Pedro Infante 3773 Culiacan, CP 80100, Sinaloa, Mexico +52 (667) 759-1600 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com -- --