AAUP: Perceptions v. Reality

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Over at the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Brian C. Mitchell asks whether colleges have lost the battle for public perception. His answer, in an academic fashion, is yes. His reasons are academic too:

~”Higher Education as Political Punching Bag”

~”Many See College as Elitist Bastions of Political Correctness”

~”Elite Education as Foundation for Unpatriotic Views”

Of course, it never occurred to him that as far as the first goes, higher ed has always had the upper hand when it comes to playing inside baseball. Moreover, it also seems not to have dawned on him that the second and third “perceptions” might be accurate.