The happiness and social duties of a rising generation encompass a far broader ideal than the job security of the state’s degree-holders.The point of the higher learning is to be able to reconstruct, if required, the civilization that made the higher learning available. That's not in the job description for the optimized work force.
The university’s founders aimed to create free citizens, to share civilization’s best knowledge with those who would build a new and vibrant commonwealth. Our current leaders seem content to optimize a work force. This kind of thinking is both uninspired and ineffective, and it leads to poor public policy.
LOWERING OUR SIGHTS.
Maybe it's time to take a blogging sabbatical, at lease where higher education is concerned. I can't add anything to this.