Thanks DNews. Great to see this finally from a University President with vision.
The current system is one born in the middle ages and developed primarily to
keep knowledge secure and away from the student, so that it could be used by the
education "guilds" for monetary gain. The costs of education to the
masses should be and can be very low with outstanding results and achievement.
I can't believe President Crow is serious about helping students with
"intellectual, spiritual,and physical" advancement when he promotes
the test-score driven, corporate worker factory model of education. What will
he cut out of the curriculum? Will students be free to pursue independent
thought, side interests, community service, emotional and social growth, dual
majors, and political activism? Not in the corporate feeder school model Gates,
Walton, and company promote.