Posted by: Gregory Linton | 08/24/2019

Higher Ed Quote of the Week: 8/19/19

“Whereas most hospitals are designed and equipped to treat seriously ill patients, most colleges and universities are not well designed to educate the less-well-prepared student. Faculty tend not to welcome such students and typically gear their college courses and their teaching methods to the smartest ones. Less-well-prepared students are expected to sink or swim, and many of them sink.”—Alexander W. Astin, Are You Smart Enough?: How Colleges’ Obsession with Smartness Shortchanges Students (Stylus, 2016), p. 61

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