There seems to be a lot of discussion about a “conflict [in higher education] between knowledge and know-how”. (For example see Jon Meacham’s piece in Time Magazine. Read more: http://nation.time.com/2013/09/26/the-class-of-2025/#ixzz2hzCFD6hS where that quote was taken.)
There is also overwhelming eviedence that students just aren’t learning. – also discussed in Mr. Meacham’s piece. So, as the title of this post says, if they aren’t learning, what does it matter what they aren’t learning?