Higher Education Bears Some Culpability For The Insurrection At The Capitol
Last week’s insurrection at the Capitol should be a wake-up call to higher education. For far too long, many of us have sat passively by while our graduates have renounced or disregarded what we thought we had taught them. We pride ourselves in the academy on teaching critical thinking and respect for differences while we have valued free and honest speech yet we have stood by and let this President and his administration perpetrate more than 20,000 lies while we watched and didn’t call him on it. Many of us stood by and let an administration encourage nativism, racism and anti-Semitism.
Originally published: January 11, 2021
Author: Lucie Lapovsky
Position: Former President
Institution: Mercy College
Published by: Forbes