Students are increasingly concerned about high costs and decreasing quality in higher education. But a major cause of those problems, the government accreditation system, is less well known. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that hundreds of schools retain accreditation despite low graduation rates and
Kevin was a high school student returning to one of his middle school teachers for tutoring in biology. His assignment required that he memorize the process by which protein is synthesized: “‘Messenger RNA is synthesized by complementary base pairing with deoxyribonucleotides to match a portion
...approaching college with purpose will animate your university years with color and infuse them with deeper meaning. You won’t be resigned to living for the weekends because...you will discover the best within you...
Late last semester, protests by disaffected student groups at the University of Missouri and Yale over various forms of perceived discrimination sparked a national conversation on campus culture. Demonstrations began with hostility at Mizzou, where members of Concerned Student 1950 set up a human barricade
Slowly but subtly, a change is taking place in university culture. Once havens for free speech and the discussion of ideas, universities are finding ways to restrict student speech and reduce the “psychological trauma” associated with encountering new views. Once places where students prepared for
If we hope ever to succeed in the battle against sexual assault, it’s this cavalier attitude towards consent that we must fight. For if we consistently permit the use of force in society to run people’s entire lives, how can we possibly expect to be
Rather than merely casting blame upon universities for poorly structured humanities programs, we ought to recognize that the full cause of the problem is also due to students aimlessly doing as they have been told.
How the blind emphasis of higher education is undercutting its value
“I almost feel I’ve been lied to.” That’s how recent college graduate Brittany Dalberg describes her frustration at not finding a desirable job more than a year after receiving her bachelor’s degree in world religion.
With classes starting up again, President Obama took the opportunity to state his vision for the future of American higher education in an article published in several college newspapers. He writes:
"So we are making college more affordable, gearing the education you receive to the demands