4.27.2009

Quoted: Truth

"GRADUATE education is the Detroit of higher learning. Most graduate programs in American universities produce a product for which there is no market."

--Mark C. Taylor, the chairman of the religion department at Columbia, in " End the University as We Know It", Op-Ed for the NY Times

3 comments:

Christi said...

Good article... luckily your masters will also useful in the outside world.

LumpyCam said...

I wanted to hate this article as i have sympathy for traditional higher education values of critical thinking and original research, but Mr. Taylor makes a good argument. Division of labour? A friend of mine in a communications department was reprimanded for including rhetoric in his course. Apparently that was reserved for only the English department. Yikes.

Veronicahhh said...

this article scared me. When i read it this week, I sent it to a few people. I tell myself that it isnt quite the same in Canada..
I have to say, his suggestions on how to improve the higher education system were DEAD ON. from my experience as an undergrad+grad student, all of his ideas were exactly the kind of change we need.