Phi Beta Cons

Way Harsh

The higher-education establishment is upset because the draft report of the Commission on the Future of Higher Education has a harsh tone. Read about it here.
I’m pleased. American higher education (and the public) does not need a mushy “things are pretty good, but…” report that will quickly be forgotten. People need to hear that, e.g., there there is “Evidence that the quality of student learning at U.S. colleges and universities is inadequate and, in some cases, declining.”
Three cheers for Chairman Miller for not caving into the demands for a cheerful report. It isn’t warranted.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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