Fiddling While Our University System Burns
The conservatives over at The City Journal are mourning the death of the classical university education:
...in recent decades, classical and traditional liberal arts education has begun to erode, and a variety of unexpected consequences have followed. The academic battle has now gone beyond the in-house "culture wars" of the 1980s. Though the argument over politically correct curricula, controversial faculty appointments, and the traditional mission of the university is ongoing, the university now finds itself being bypassed technologically, conceptually, and culturally, in ways both welcome and disturbing.
It's no big deal though. Our kids won't be able to afford to go to college. From NYT: