Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Faculty Lounge

Stanley Fish reviews Naomi Schaefer Riley's new book and concludes that the universities should move away from stressing vocational worth and more toward fostering academic inquiry.

On the whole, I think he makes a good point. The blurring of the two has created a great deal of confusion. At the same time, Charles Murray's idea of pushing certifications that would fall short of requiring a degree in various disciplines makes sense.

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