American Higher Ed: Low Value is the Real Problem
This, from Richard P. Keeling and Richard H. Hersh (authors of the new book, We're Losing Our Minds) in an interview with Doug Lederman, sums up beautifully (or should I say, unbeautifully) the current state of American higher education:
There’s no question that high costs
are a problem. But low value is a bigger problem. No matter what the cost is, higher education is overpriced if it fails to deliver on its most basic promise: learning. Value is low when, as the research shows, too many of our college graduates are not prepared to think critically and creatively, speak and write clearly, solve problems, comprehend complex issues, accept responsibility and accountability, take the perspective of others, or meet the expectations of employers.