Monday, June 12, 2006

Give 'em hell 

Anne Neal shoots back at the AAUP survey:
It is not the public's job to intuit the special worth of colleges and universities. The AAUP poll shows that, far from affirming higher education, the American people are saying 'Enough.' Unless our colleges and universities take immediate steps to become publicly accountable, and unless they renew their commitment to rigorous academic standards and academic freedom for all, they risk losing the public support and special protections that they now take as a given.
Meanwhile, Stephen Karlson thinks the professoriate resists the market test to avoid having to share the secret handshake.