Education Worth Fighting ForJuly 3, 2017 | :
by Harry Targ
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.