Civic Engagement and the Value of College
Perception is reality. That is bad news for those of us in higher education, as several polls show sharp declines in the perceived value of a college education and of colleges in general. A chief complaint is almost always in connection with our relationship to civil society. Critics suggest that the academy is a bastion of politically correct liberal ideas but never really contributes much to the greater good. Occasionally they are right, but mostly they’re wrong.
Originally published: April 23, 2018
Author: Margee Ensign
Institution: Dickinson College
Published by: The Washington Post