Friday, April 27, 2012
Are we going to college for the wrong reason? Have schools become stores where you pick and choose what you want to learn rather than challenging your mind to discover what you do not know?
Author Andrew Delbanco argues that high costs and globalization are threatening the character of colleges that have historically created well-rounded citizens, who are ready to participate in a democracy. A drive to educate individuals for specific tasks, and a desire to only think about money and only about a specialized education may be robbing America of its place as a leader in research, development and great thinkers.
Here and Now from National Public Radio