Thursday, December 10, 2015

"What Writer Will Call Their Fears Exaggerated?"

"That failure (Trigger warning here, conservatives!) hastens what former Harvard College Dean Harry Lewis calls the 'retail-store university's' transformation from a crucible of civic-republican leadership training into an international career center and cultural galleria for the global workforce that has no civic commitments.
"Turning 18-year-olds into citizens requires facing pedagogical challenges that too many administrators and faculty no longer even notice in one student's quiet civic passion or another's busy emptiness. It requires teaching students to interrogate the reigning premises and practices instead of just facilitating them. It requires teaching them to take responsibility for hard moral choices that factor in their real social consequences."

Jim Sleeper at Washington Monthly reflects on a semester of campus protests.

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