As mother of a 16 year old college student who complains about a system that isn’t challenging, I LOVE this post! My son’s chief complaint is that the system seems to be geared toward getting credentials and nothing more. He wants something of value and I continue to pray that he finds it. Common Core is setting standards for K-12 education to provide a more substantial educational experience. What will it take for American public colleges and universities to do likewise?
A recent article in Christianity Today highlighted what was missing in the majority of higher education institutions in America: Wisdom.
After explaining the importance of dispensing wisdom in the past, Mr. Perry Glanzer explains,
Today, however, the idea that professors should dispense moral wisdom is passé. Contemporary universities consider themselves sources of technical expertise for professional practices. If their professors dispense advice beyond their discipline, it usually concerns matters of public policy or political life.
I have witnessed this first hand, working in a community college. The majority of my students are not interested in learning or gaining wisdom, but simply getting the correct credentials to obtain a job. The entire value of higher education, for many students, is directly proportional to the dollar amount on the paycheck the student will be earning on “the other side.”
Glanzer explains five ways that Christian colleges and universities stand against this trend:
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