, Arnold Kling says we academics should experience the rest of the world
This essay is not meant to be an attack on higher education. I do not wish to devalue traditional scholarship or academic excellence. However, I do want to suggest that college professors could benefit from diversity of experience. A few years spent working in a corporate or government setting would benefit professors by giving them first-hand knowledge of organizational behavior and politics in practice. I think that both our society and our universities would be improved if professors were required to spend a few years taking Real World 101.
My CV contains only a year outside of academia. So far.