The American people and some of the rest of the world met Melania Trump in Cleveland. We are getting a first glimpse of a potential first lady and, by extension, her spouse. And who did we see? A plagiarist? Or a liar?
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Gym class is good for you. Vegetables are good for you (and me). It's prudent to know how to avoid credit card fraud. Everyone should know about climate change. We live in a diverse world so we need to learn about cultural diversity. But 1) random disconnected bits of knowledge do not make a person live a meaningful life and 2) when we force students to do something, even when it is good for them, they often try to avoid it or use the minimal energy possible.
That is the question: Can we make incremental changes or do we need wholesale enormous change? Kinda like the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders question. And while I'm with Hillary in politics, I'm with Bernie in my own thinking.
James M. Lang wrote about my book in this context in the Chronicle of Higher Education. See his piece on June 19, 2016.
"Small Changes or Big Revolutions? A new book says the higher-education model is too broken to be fixed piecemeal."