What's Wrong With the American University System

#Education

Wed, Aug 4th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In this interview with The Atlantic, Andrew Hacker, professor emeritus at Queens College in New York, and his coauthor, New York Times writer Claudia Dreifus, discuss their latest book, Higher Education?, a fierce critique of modern academia. To their minds, little of what takes place on college campuses today can be considered either "higher" or "education." They blame a system that favours research over teaching and vocational training over liberal arts. Tenure, they argue, does anything but protect intellectual freedom. And they'd like to see graduates worrying less about their careers, even if it means spending a year behind the cash register at Old Navy.

  671

 

You may also be interested in:

“By 2030, DeepMind's ability to master 'Breakout' could seem as quaint as dial-up modems.”
High School Reunion
Procrastination 101
"Why I Let My Students Cheat On Their Exam"
How the University of Central Florida Tries to Stop Cheating