A guide for parents and students, or anyone interested in education - and some good math (I'm a math prof.)
Here is a list of my posts that I believe are most essential for understanding the problems with higher education. I suggest reading the page with quotes from David Riesman and Clark Kerr, first, though. Then, hopefully, some of my posts give examples and explanations of how their general observations work out in practice. The best place on this blog for seeing and understanding just how outrageous things have become – and how much some academics think they can get away with – see A Tale Out of School – A Case Study in Higher Education. Finally, keep in mind that if what follows is what just one individual has observed, how much else is there?
EDUCATION AT MAJOR UNIVERSITIES
EDUCATION AT STATE REGIONAL SCHOOLS
MAJOR UNIVERSITIES EFFECT ON REGIONAL SCHOOLS AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER EDUCATION