The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point is reportedly discussing a plan to eliminate 13 majors including English, philosophy, history and Spanish.
The campus – one of 11 campuses in the University of Wisconsin system – would instead focus on programs that have “clear career pathways,” The Washington Post reported.
Under the proposal, the school would expand areas such as marketing, management, graphic design and computer information systems — areas that “have demonstrated value and demand in the region,” according to the school.
Commentary by The Secular Jurist: This story is just another example of the depressing and dehumanizing corporatization of America where everything – including democracy, education, and people – are subordinated to serve profit-driven business. In effect, if not in intent, the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point campus is planning to redirect taxpayer funds to pay for corporations’ employee training costs which otherwise would be spent on providing a well-rounded education curriculum for an informed and engaged citizenry.