“The galling part of this whole process is that it really has no impact on what we and our professors actually do in our classroom. Perhaps I should not say this publicly. The issue is not one of of being opposed to high standards. We already do have high standards. We believe strongly in pedagogy and teaching excellence. The issue is that the assumptions and thought process behind this sort of modeling is fundamentally wrong-headed, diminishing, rather than enhancing education.”
It can sure get in the way if you’re trying to teach or trying to learn.
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“Creativity” is probably not the best institutional goal. The social sciences often have their own aims.
Addition: I think it’s going too far, trying to apply libertarian economics onto education, but Milton Friedman on Education is thought-provoking.
and more broadly and philosophically: Review-A Review Of Martha Nussbaum’s ‘Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education.’…From The Access Resource Network: Phillip Johnson’s “Daniel Dennett’s Dangerous Idea’…Repost-From Scientific Blogging: The Humanities Are In Crisis-Science Is Not