5.8.11

CALLING FOR A PROPER COUNTER-ARGUMENT.  The Washington Monthly College Guide makes the Trenchant Observation of the Day.
In fact, as far as I can tell no one else has ever convincingly argued that making professors more accountable to student satisfaction would improve education, or even save money. And his plan to measure productively by the number of students professors teach ignores the fact that lecture classes at state schools in Texas already have hundreds of students.
Sure, but dress it up as "quality" or "productivity" or being "student-centered" or "inclusive" and you'll probably find some administrators and their lackeys on the faculty senate to buy into it.

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