Friday, August 29, 2003

You should get out more 

Via InstaPundit, 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.