Monday, February 27, 2023

Seek Out Good Teaching

There is only one problem with telling students to seek out good teaching in college. They're going to have some trouble finding it, because academic institutions usually don't care about it. Oh, they'll tell you otherwise, in their promotional material. But I advise you to be skeptical. The profession's whole incentive structure is biased against teaching, and the more prestigious the school, the stronger the bias is likely to be.

-William Deresiewicz, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite & the Way to a Meaningful Life

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