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James Hughes

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Is returning to the time in which 'higher education' served the student first possible?

In the United States, we are living in a society that is suffering from a severe lack of value. This may be accredited to the educational institutions that support our credential-based hierarchies. Professors and instructors are "passing the buck" like never before. Is this fatal and irreparable?

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    Oct 11 2011: Education has not been about the student for a long time - it is either a political tool or a money-generating tool.
  • Oct 10 2011: what do you mean by 'lack of value'
    can you give examples?