Ellen Schrecker is a professor of history at Yeshiva University and is recognised as a leading expert on McCarthyism.
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Friday, January 20, 2012
The Fading Dream of Higher Education in the US
It seems fitting that some of the activity inaugurated by the Occupy Wall Street movement migrated from city squares to college campuses, where students, from Berkeley to the City University of New York (CUNY), are protesting against the rising cost of their educations. Undeterred by pepper spray or police batons, they struggle to preserve the evanescent American dream of a top-flight affordable college education available to all.