Joel Lazarus talks about the SSC in the context of the ‘free universities’ movement in the UK.
My name is Joel Lazarus. I spent five years working on financial trading floors after leaving Leeds University in 1998. In 2003, I left to get a postgraduate education that took me first to SOAS and then to Oxford. I completed my PhD in October 2011 and currently eke out a meagre living by teaching at several universities. Like so many others, I have grown increasingly disillusioned with the corporate, commodified direction higher education has taken. Being at Oxford in particular, I felt very strongly that I did not want to use the education that I have been so privleged to receive to perpetuate an elitist system….
Read the full article on the Oxford Left Review.