Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Liberal education is toast

My son is heading off to the University of Vermont soon. I just received this in an email from them: "We invite you to encourage them to join a club or organization, visit their professor’s office hours, meet with their academic advisor, visit our experienced tutors, and start mapping their four year plan for career success."

Not a four-year plan for becoming well-educated. What would the point of that be?


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