Monday, September 10, 2007

Learning More Than a Thing or Two

Peter Berkowitz has more than a few cogent thoughts on our Compassless Colleges and what it means to be "educated" in this country. This is must reading for parents of high school students.

Money quote:

The reason to worry is that university education can cause lasting harm. The mental habits that students form and the ideas they absorb in college consolidate the framework through which as adults they interpret experience, and judge matters to be true or false, fair or inequitable, honorable or dishonorable.

A university that fails to teach students sound mental habits and to acquaint them with enduring ideas handicaps its graduates for public and private life.

Just who can turn this problem around? Only a handful of people. Read it all.


Anonymous Randal said...

Liberals have hijacked Higher Education and turned it into their own private indoctrination industry while failing to properly educate their students. While parents and taxpayers pay huge inflated sums for this privilege.

It is well time to remove the “Lib” from Liberal Arts.

September 10, 2007 at 11:07 AM 

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