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Why People Are Losing Trust in Higher Education

Higher education has been badly tarnished with many scandals — some involving athletics, some involving top people who took advantage of their positions for personal gain, some involving the eagerness to take student money in exchange for little but a college experience.

In today’s Pope Center Clarion Call, former Harvard dean Harry Lewis addresses that problem. His springboard is the recent book by former Harvard president (twice) Derek Bok. Lewis recommends the book, but even more recommends that college and university leaders stay focused on educational quality, as Bok has.

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