Monday, April 22, 2013

Socialist Academics Contest Government's Program for University Reform

A group of Socialist academics is protesting the university reforms proposed by the government (loi Fioraso). The gist of their complaint seems to be that too much of the spirit of the Pécresse reform (LRU) has been retained, including the strong emphasis on centralized management by university presidents. The protesters want greater "collegiality," that is, more power for faculty and staff, as well as larger budgets (which they say the LRU dangled before them but never made good on).

I predicted that Hollande's election would not change much in this area, but it brings me no joy to say that I was right.

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