How to save American colleges?
One of the good thing about this article is that author has provided a thought provoking piece to the readers in the sense of mentioning details and sharing survey findings. Quoting the relevant executives along with mentioning surveys like Gallup-Purdue Index, writer keeps a flow of information that keeps generating interest. Latter he includes the reasons of spearheading survey findings by President of Purdue University who argues with logic and facts and provides sufficient data to support his position by giving economic tutorials.
Article becomes theoretically boring as the writer starts talking about the corporate board and contingency planning for dealing financial challenges on part of educational institutes. For a reader outside the educational infrastructure, these challenges of finances are out of the box. They remain un-understandable. Although article ends up balancing with mentioning drawbacks of such detail insight as advocate faces critiques in response to his ideas.
I like few interesting features of the article especially when writer talks about growth of students in the sense of measuring their learning process. He explains areas of critical thinking and writing to check and compare their learning growth from freshman year till commencement. He further exerts on his point by mentioning an earlier 2005 report which assures the same stance that four-year college graduates could not compare viewpoints in newspaper editorial. Moreover ideas under discussion like aid-application system as a clear opportunity in deregulation and income share arrangements remain really constructive for readers to know about in such detail. An effort to keep innovative ideas alive by Dr. Daniels remains interesting. As he describes catchy tag lines ‘Bet on a Boiler’ to let people buy the idea in more detail.
Bachelder, Kate. "How to Save American Colleges." Wall Street...