Higher Education Is Drowning in BS And it’s mortally corrosive to society, by Christian Smith, professor of sociology– the University of Notre Dame.

For those of you that have focused attention spans, this article is worth your time. I find truth in many, if not most, of the authors assertions. Over the years, I have adjuncted in four universities, guest lectured at another three and have also instructed in extension courses, including an OLLI program, at still another.... Continue Reading →

TO RESTORE DEMOCRACY, OUR UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES SHOULD TEACH IT– by TAYLOR REVELEY IV–President of Longwood University in Virginia. (Published 12-28-17, Newsweek)

"Democracy – not economic development, not career preparation, or self-actualization – must stand foremost again as the animating purpose of college." W. Taylor Reveley IV,  President of Longwood University in Virginia. This is one of my mantras. Civic ignorance in this country is appalling. There are institutional reasons for this but there are other reasons... Continue Reading →

Decline of civics education in schools hurts good government By CHRISTOPHER DALE Tribune News Service Dec 24, 2017

"A recent survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania found that only one in four Americans can name all three branches of government. One in three can’t name any."--- https://www.heraldandnews.com/members/forum/wire_commentary/decline-of-civics-education-in-schools-hurts-good-government/article_801ac42d-ebcd-5b29-8d97-e640a4b81edb.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

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