Career Readiness Education Isn't Everything

Amy Cohen forwarded this piece from Education Week, "College and Career Readiness Education Isn't Everything" by Sydney Trubowitz, which calls for education for democracy as well as college and career readiness.

"I am distressed by the narrowness of an educational vision fixated on readiness for college and careers, especially in the wake of a national election in which more than 40 percent of eligible voters did not go to the polls."

The author also suggests that engaging students in service, in an on-going rather than sporadic way, will help answer that call. As faculty and administrators in higher education, we have all been thinking more and more about the important role we play in the continuation of democracy. We're interested in your thoughts - is this our call? responsibility? obligation?  How will we answer?