Saber-Tooth Everything

Source: Openclipart.org. I think this is the Cheshire saber-tooth tiger, fading toward his smile!

I love the classic book The Saber-Tooth Curriculum, and I was reminded of it when I read The disposable academic in The Economist, I was reminded of it.

In education we’re increasing the cost without increasing the benefits, and that’s not sustainable. Educators should be thinking of better ways to operate now, before unchosen and unwanted new ways are forced upon them.

I think the whole system, which expects students to spend years and dollars getting degrees before they enter the workplace was designed for another time and is hopelessly unfitted for the 21st century.

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