National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez interviews Glenn "Insta Pundit" Reynolds on the state of higher education. It's a wide-ranging interview that will reward careful study. The heart of the higher education problem, though, is the failure of the high schools. "We need college graduates now to do things — like show up on time, speak courteously, and make accurate change — that high-school students used to do."
Indeed. The common schools remain complicit in the college mania. Yes, teaching is hard work, and part of that work is saying No and upholding standards. Upholding standards is harder when students are not allowed to fail.