Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The bookish expelled

“They dwell on passages. They ask difficult questions. They might even stare out a window for a while and think about what they have read. What’s more, they don’t always follow instructions, and their notebooks aren’t even remotely neat. We can’t afford that kind of student in today’s economy”: College Expels Bookish Students.

A related post
George Steiner on “the end of bookishness”

comments: 6

Abhinav Dhoke said...

wait...What?

You must be joking!

Michael Leddy said...

Well, yes, or the writer is. The piece appears in the Cronk of Higher Education. It makes, I think, an important point: that bookishness is not necessarily encouraged or even welcome in the world of college.

MK said...

The Mission statement of the Publication: "The Cronk of Higher Education is a satirical publication hellbent on generating intelligent dialogue and healthy laughs about the world of college and universities."

Leah Wescott said...

Thanks for posting Diana's article. If topics like this interest you, I recommend her non-satirical book Republic of Noise.

Michael Leddy said...

Me too: I have several Republic of Noise posts here.

Elaine said...

I did not realize that _The Onion_ had competition!