Here are a few of the letters to the editor in response to David Brooks' recent column.
It is true that many professors aren't dedicated to teaching in a meaningful way. But it is also true that in today's universities, a Molly Worthen is as rare as a Charles Hill. Most students today are overprotected, uninterested and filled with a sense of entitlement.
The obsession of parents and policy makers with quantifiable achievement has created a world in which measured results are all that matter.
It is a world in which learning how to think and live has no place, a world that produces students that greet even great professors with blank stares and protestations about the "B" on their exam.
Blame it on the Bubble.
(Does that, by extension, blame it on Berners-Lee and Andreessen?)