Phi Beta Cons

The Higher-Education Warehouse

I am currently making my way through Academically Adrift, and I cannot stop looking at these two sentences on page 55:

Only the most cynical policy analyst could advocate “college for all” without simultaneously demanding that once admitted into college, students would be compelled to demonstrate significant academic growth. Otherwise, “college for all” becomes little more than a policy designed for warehousing students during the years when they would otherwise face an elevated risk of unemployment and criminal behavior.

Ouch! Students pay some hefty storage charges at these warehouses.




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