Just who does the New York Times turn to for higher ed expertise? (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

Great article: Jonathan Senchyne calls out Nicolas Kristof for his misguided editorial on the lack of “public intellectuals.” Who really gets space in The New York Times? So-called “innovative educators” buying space to promote for-profit ventures, none of whom are actually educators or innovators — just profiteers. I would add that there are few or no true public intellectuals actively writing in venues such as the NYT, Salon, or Slate because educated opinion making fine distinctions in measured tones isn’t very good click bait. Careful reasoning sounds like hair splitting to most people when, in fact, it is really just careful reasoning taking into … Continue reading Just who does the New York Times turn to for higher ed expertise? (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

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