What is education good for?

When we see professors using their status as a pulpit, it does stimulate a bit of thinking about the proper role of education.

Education is the science of reasoning, drawing lines, perceiving matters of degree, distinguishing between fact and fantasy, and assigning moral responsibility for actions and events. If college students are denied a proper education, democracy will degenerate into trial by battle, and civilization will descend into barbarism. Liberty and tyranny will become synonyms. That is why the University of Colorado should discharge Professor Churchill, and examine why he was ever hired. [Bruce Fein. Professorship not a license. Washington Times. 15fb05]

There is a need for accountability and a first step is to determine the purpose and mission that set the standards for measuring performance.

Comments are closed.