The Tumult in Higher-Ed Surveyed

by George Leef

In today’s Pope Center piece, Ford Ramsey surveys the tumult in higher education, from developments that are reshaping the traditional college experience to those that may do away with it entirely.

This is similar to — and indeed closely connected with — the communications revolution. For centuries, people wrote on paper to communicate over distances. The telephone revolutionized that, and for more than a century we were limited by wires. Now that we aren’t bound by wire, the pace of change is astonishing. The same is true in higher education, and Ford’s piece provides a good overview of current developments.