I’ve worked in education much of my life, primarily as a writing/communications instructor in higher ed. The bureaucratization of higher ed, as evidenced by the growing armies of administrators is as obvious (and well-documented) as it is destructive. This is especially true in the cyber era as teachers/instructors are being replaced by various “online learning” schemes, much as professional workers, craft workers, industrial and service workers are being ghosted into nothingness.
IMO, this is the final stage of post-industrial capitalism. People just don’t matter. Human engagement just doesn’t matter. Either we come to terms with capitalism’s permanent war against humanity and the biosphere, or we are done as a species. There is no grey area here.
It’s us or them. Which Side Are You On? This is the only question left. It is answered by our behaviors and actions.
Columbus OH USA