As private funding displaces public funding and the diversity of people and ideas is diminished, the corporate university will become an institution that serves private interests over vital public goods.
The modern corporate university will be a center of economic activity. Programs that bring in money will be given priority for funding, and their surpluses can be reinvested into programs that run at a loss, if the administration so chooses.
College counseling must become an integrated self-standing function in public high schools nationwide and particularly in the neediest school districts; it should be a core service public schools provide to students.
Wall Street short-seller Steve Eisman gave a speech criticizing for-profit colleges and universities. Stories appeared after the speech that the share values of the companies had dropped -- and that Eisman had "shorted" these stocks.