The Sordid Business of Education

21 Pages Posted: 20 May 2019

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Reuben Guttman

Emory University School of Law

Date Written: May 6, 2019


This essay examines the institutional corruption at the heart of the education system. It argues that Students and faculty need to be on alert, exercise independent thought, and ask hard questions about the legitimacy of programs, relationships with the private sector, and representations made to secure funding. It further argues that regulators must make compliance enforcement a continued priority and search out new schemes. The essay concludes that restoring integrity to our educational institutions and using compliance to set examples is essential to instilling an appreciation for ethical conduct in the generations to come.

Keywords: higher education, university, education, corruption

Suggested Citation

Guttman, Reuben, The Sordid Business of Education (May 6, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Reuben Guttman (Contact Author)

Emory University School of Law ( email )

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