The American Founders looked to London, Athens, Rome, Jerusalem, and . . . the German forests?
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My guess is you haven’t heard such a bald-faced expression of this emotion in a while.
So my reservations about Scott Walker as presidential candidate have to do with my reservations about his diagnosis concerning why higher education isn't efficient and effective. The disease: Faculty don't teach and otherwise work hard enough, combined with the residual "shared governance" (between faculty and administration) that inhibits administrative innovation and makes proper accountability impossible. The cure: Cut budgets, make faculty teach more, and increase administrative control All that supposes that the main cause of the cost bubble (analogous to the recent [and future?] housing bubble) in higher education is instructional cost. But it's not. It's more rapid administrative
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Prepare to be taken aback by Plato’s harsh warning about the written word in the Phaedrus: