In contemplating the situation in higher education today, one is hard put to find a phraseology of sufficient force to reflect the disarray that has come.
When one looks at the changes in education over the century in the United States, one is led to the conclusion that there are three major areas of thrust.
The traditional theory of the free market economy clearly distinguishes it from anarchy. But this freedom needs to be protected by a constraining power.
There is a portion of the educational market that operates outside the government structure, free to rise or fall to satisfy market demands.
Whether total investment, employment, or revenue is considered, education currently is the biggest and the most rapidly expanding major American industry.
The American public, taken as a whole, has forgotten—or else never knew—that the ends of education are wisdom and virtue.
Never fret about anything that is beyond your power to control.