Time to Fix Higher Ed

Robert D. Atkinson March 5, 2011
March 5, 2011

Last year, in a blog post titled “The Failure of American Higher Education,” Rob Atkinson cited findings from national tests that showed that the majority of recent college graduates were deficient in prose, document and quantitative literacy. Now a new book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, by Richard Arum and Jospipa Roksa, reinforces these findings. So, what to do? Atkinson proposes a simple, no-cost solution that could be implemented by executive order of the President tomorrow and would go a long way to fixing the problem.