And here's another reason not to bother with university education:
A widely published American study recently indicated that most students, tested at different times in their lives, do not improve their capacity to think by attending university. In other words, post-secondary education fails to do its main job, more often than not.Why would they care about improving students' capacity to think? So that there would be more students insisting on their constitutional right to disagree with the ultra-left mob on campuses?
A dreadful accusation, but probably true.
No one argues that Canadian universities perform this task any better. Nevertheless, that’s precisely the kind of question that the scholars who wrote “Retooling the Humanities” prefer to ignore. So far as we can tell, they neither know nor care about the effect of their teaching on undergraduates. It’s apparently the last thing on their mind.