To fix college, we need to recognize the mistakes we’re making in K-12

February 1, 2019

Debates are raging about the purpose and value of a college education. A large part of the problem is that we’re expecting colleges to make up for deficiencies in our kindergarten-through-12th-grade system.

Anxiety about the state of higher education spikes periodically. Most recently the trigger was the news that one university was dropping its history major. Last year, for a while, it was a Trump administration proposal to merge the departments of labor and education, the better to prepare a job-ready workforce.

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