The following text is from an address I delivered earlier this month (October, 2019) to a group of retired adults convening as part of the
I’m going to try to pull together my thoughts this day following on the horrific attacks in Paris. I’ve been an international educator for over
We’ve recently witnessed a spate of new books authored by policy wonks which aim to re-examine the mission of the university in the United States and whether we need to “unbundle” how we educate students. Their titles are provocative, like The End of College, and they consider rising tuition and debt which burden large numbers of students and their families. Although we’ve left the worst of the recession behind us –especially with a sharp rebound in the unemployment figures which always favor job seekers with college diplomas – there is a lot of attention being given to new thinking regarding the linkage of higher education to the global workforce and the so-called “return on investment” of a college education….
This may be the most controversial title & theme I’ve ever written about. But it is not my idea, rather, it is the title of
Over the years, I’ve regularly commented about what others have written online in essays or blog posts… here are a few selected statements which reflect
This reflective and poignant essay is by a student who did not let her disability get “in the way” during her time abroad in Ireland…it’s