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The Crisis in Higher Education

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Higher education is a broken system, a problem that threatens the economic health as well as democratic fabric of our nation, according to Ethan Miller, a senior at American University – a well-respected student activist and blogger for the Huffington Post.  “Higher education… has reached the climax of a decades-long transformation from a system of intellectual exploration and learning, where degrees were measurements of achievement and creative thought was valued and fostered to a system modeled after corporations, fraught with grade inflation and worthless degrees, focused on career paths and earning as much money as possible.”   Miller proposes that higher education should be about one thing: the relationship between professor and student with the intent of the pursuit of knowledge – food for thought when thinking about college prospects.  [read more]

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