Contemporary Student Life

John Tierney:

It may be that, like me, you don’t quite know what to make of articles that have appeared recently about the state of contemporary secondary and post-secondary education. But maybe you can! If so, help me sort through it. I’ve spent my entire professional life as a teacher — for over twenty years at the college level, and for the last nine years at a high school. Despite all that, I still don’t know what to make of all this.
So, I’m just going to call your attention here to some disparate things I’ve read in recent months, without trying to weave them together in a coherent essay. If you have thoughts, please let me hear them.