Student Says Scrap Student Surveys

Glenn Ricketts

So here we have some eminent common sense from a student journalist writing in the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa's Crimson and White:student surveys, he advises the administration are usually about consumerism, not education.  Ask most students, he notes, whether they want rigorous classes or a fun school and they'll take the latter.  Of course they will, but is what they want the same as what's good for them?  Not if college is about getting a serious  education.  

Bravo to this student, but I wonder what effect his observations will have at the UA provost's office.

  • Share

Most Commented

March 16, 2022

1.

Exclusive: Association of American Medical Colleges to Propose DEI Curriculum Standards

The Association of American Medical Colleges plans to release “diversity, equity, and inclusion competencies” that will force students and faculty to embrace social justice......

May 12, 2022

2.

Mornin’ Ralph, Mornin’ Sam in Anthropology Today

Professor Lowrey recounts her latest encounter with academic cancel culture, this time with an acceptance-turned-rejection at Anthropology Today....

March 29, 2022

3.

Progressive Doctrine Embraces George Orwell’s 1984

In perfect doublespeak, academicians, policy-makers, and the media insist that authoritarian measures are necessary to ensure freedom....

Most Read

May 12, 2022

1.

Mornin’ Ralph, Mornin’ Sam in Anthropology Today

Professor Lowrey recounts her latest encounter with academic cancel culture, this time with an acceptance-turned-rejection at Anthropology Today....

April 5, 2022

2.

How Many Confucius Institutes Are in the United States?

UPDATED: We're keeping track of all Confucius Institutes in the United States, including those that remain open, those that closed, and those that have announced their closing....

May 10, 2022

3.

No Midge, No National Association of Scholars: A Tribute to Midge Decter

Steve Balch reflects on the life of Midge Decter, the "godmother" of the National Association of Scholars, who helped NAS find its footing during its fledgling years....