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In his revealing contribution to an autoethnographic research project of Latina/o faculty perspectives on higher education and the public good, Padilla (2008) talks about how the public and private “can easily morph into the other” (p. 13). He describes this interconnection through his own experiences as a student, migrant worker, valedictorian, admissions counselor and organizer and, through his story, reveals the ways in which the two become easily entangled throughout one’s lifetime. The Marketplace and the Political Nature of the Intersection of Public and Private A number of authors discuss the rise in the commercialization and privatization of research in recent years and the potential for additional collaboration between higher education and industry.
6 percent of the variance in the different educational outcomes for the four [racial] groups. 8 percent of the variance across the educational outcomes of the three [racial] groups. (p. 05 or less) for each racial group. The findings show that the “actual experiences students have with diversity consistently and meaningfully affect important learning and democracy outcomes of a college education” (p. 358). Based on the results, the authors argue for more structural, classroom, and interactional diversity on college campuses.
Gottlieb and Fogerty reason that this information should encourage national legislators to financially support individuals to attend colleges and universities in order to support the national, public good. DesJardins’ (2003) study focuses on the state of Minnesota in order to ascertain whether the state is making a sound monetary investment in public higher education. His study included individual income and tax revenues as factors defining the benefits of higher education. ). He also considers estimated lost earnings while a student is enrolled in college.