Tara Garcia Mathewson writes: “The American higher education system, as it exists today, runs the risk of ripping off an entire generation. That’s according to Cathy Davidson, an English professor and director of the Futures Initiative at the City University of New York, which focuses on envisioning the future of higher education. Students are paying too much to gain too little knowledge that is fundamentally useful to their lives, she said. Davidson, who wrote The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux, has some suggestions for how to fix this problem, and the stakes are high…”
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