The higher education legacy of our presidents — and how to carry that forward.
In the current climate of anti-intellectualism, Presidents’ Day provides a valuable opportunity to reaffirm the deep connections between higher education and democracy and the efforts of U.S. presidents in support of our colleges and universities.
The founding of the United States and the rise of American colleges and universities are inextricably linked, and U.S. presidents have played an important role in cultivating those institutions and shaping the role they played in strengthening the nation.
Originally published: February 19, 2018
Author: Jonathan Green
Institution: Susquehanna University
Published by: The Washington Post