Fighting for higher education that works for all.
Scholars for a new deAL For higher Education
We are a group of teachers and scholars who believe it it time to claim and rebuild our higher education as a true public good for everyone. Generous government investment in and fair governance of our system of higher education are a necessary foundation for a democratic, equitable, and just society.
We call on the federal government to:
- Offer direct investment directed mostly at public institutions but also for non-elite, not-for-profit private institutions.
- Tie federal investment to reducing student debt and making access to college education affordable and equitable.
- Tie federal investment to supporting instruction and research, benefiting students, researchers, and faculty.
- Tie federal investment to living wages and benefits for all university workers, including adjunct professors and campus support staff, and to a commitment by colleges to stop the endless rounds of layoffs.
Plan for A New Deal for Higher Education
Higher education–especially public institutions and all but the wealthiest private colleges — faces an unprecedented crisis that will have catastrophic consequences. The time is now for a bold federal program.
We call on the federal government to offer direct investment to universities tied to reducing debt, making college affordable, and ensuring excellence in instruction and research. Read our full plan.