Higher Ed Continues to be Criticized for Assimilating Students

More cases are being made that rather than encouraging critical thinking, higher education is telling students what to think. It is increasingly important for faculty to be clear with students and others about our goals for their learning. This is particularly important for faculty who see their role as encouraging students to participate in democratic civic engagement. How will we respond?

The following is from this week's Chronicle of Higher Education

Betsy DeVos, the U.S. education secretary, said that university faculty members “ominously” tell college students what to think, according to her prepared remarks for a speech on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.