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The Public Textbook Option


As part of his plan to beef up community colleges, President Obama and friends in Congress have proposed a $500 million federal project to create online college courses and make them publicly available. At Inside Higher Ed, Frederick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute lays out the problems, from the destruction of private enterprise to the undermining of academic freedom, posed by this latest example of White House audacity.


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