Henry Giroux on the effects of “casino capitalism” on education

In an interview published by Truthout on October 13, 2014, Henry Giroux, well-known activist and writer, exposes the conceptual framework by which Neoliberal forces attempt to co opt the university for their own nefarious ends.  He points to the negative effect of increasing privatization of education on the quality of as well as access to education.  Giroux believes that university education is now less about constructing a future than about training students for the workplace and that because of this, many universities are shifting focus away from programs and departments that do not lend themselves to business interests.  While the article deals mostly with the situation in the US, Giroux’s commentary is easily applied to Canadian universities.  Read the interview here.