We were talking before about revolution in higher learning. I'd like to be able to come back in 50 years to see what the collegiate landscape in America looks like then. There's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on these days and some colleges and universities are having a hard time holding on. That's as it should be, in my view, because in our capitalistic society market forces determine who wins, who loses, and who has staying power.
As for higher education's mantra, we need to look no further than the inscription at the base of Emil Faber's statue on the campus of Faber College: "Knowledge is good." That just about says it all. Great! Who can argue about the goodness of knowledge? But, how that knowledge is delivered is at the core of the impending revolution. Accordingly, have you heard about Kahn Academy?