Poulos on Taylor on Re-Structured University Education

James Poulos points to this Mark C. Taylor op-ed in the NyTimes on ending the university as we know it. The core of Taylor’s counterproposal to the currently balkanized world of graduate education is the following: 1. Restructure the curriculum, beginning with graduate programs and proceeding as quickly as possible to undergraduate programs. The division-of-labor…

25 Best Blogs

Time has a story out today on the 25 best blogs (and 5 most over-rated blogs).  No huge surprise, Andrew Sullivan makes the cut.  Looks like some good stuff all around – something for everybody – maybe a blog or two you haven’t read yet…probably a lot you have (like TPM, and HuffPo etc.) Here’s…

the invisible heart

Yglesias highlights an interesting interview with Jeb Bush on Sweden’s education system, which in short utilizes all sorts of neat ideas like credit-based learning a la four year colleges, and voucher systems that allow for public and private cooperation.  Says Bush, “The idea that somehow Sweden would be the land of innovation, where private involvement…