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Few Schools Have a Solid Core Curriculum



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In today’s Pope Center piece, I riff on James Piereson’s recent Wall Street Journal piece in which he compared Columbia’s core curriculum with Harvard’s new general-education program. (Columbia wins, hands down.)

Why are there so few colleges that require anything like a serious core? I suggest that it has much to do with the fact that most higher-ed leaders these days aren’t really educators, but are instead bureaucrats who are more interested in money, prestige, and ease.



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