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An Optimistic Look at Higher Ed

In a Minding the Campus essay, emeritus professor Ron Lipsman of the University of Maryland argues that the leftist project of taking over as much of our higher-education system as possible for use as a vast “re-education camp” has begun to falter. Many Americans, he says, are getting fed up with the high costs and minimal education that many students receive.

In recent months, the Pope Center has written a lot about the impending revolution in higher education. One of the benefits will be, I think, the ending of the re-education camps. The traditional university made it easy for professors who were interested in indoctrination and advocacy to find and keep secure positions. If the revolution unbundles education so that students pay for only that which they find really beneficial, it will be hard for the propagandists to find a market.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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