What Happened to Academic Standards in Higher Education?

by George Leef If you compare higher education in America today with what it was like, say, 50 years ago, the changes are stark. It used to be a reasonably affordable proposition where students studied academic disciplines taught by scholars. Now, we have far more students, college costs much more, and campuses are strife-ridden with ideological protests and politicized courses. What happened? In Martin Center’s article, Professor Robert Weissberg argues that the unhappy transformation was created by “the best of intentions.” He holds the faculty guilty, writing,” Today’s assault on intellectual excellence in the academy will eventually end. Hopefully, an investigation […]
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