Colleges and universities losing their luster

Colleges in Crisis: Disruptive change comes to American higher education

Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn

Harvard Magazine July-August 2011

“America’s colleges and universities, for years the envy of the world and still a comfort to citizens concerned with the performance of the country’s public elementary and secondary schools, are beginning to lose their relative luster. Surveys of the American public and of more than 1,000 college and university presidents, conducted this past spring by the Pew Research Center in association with the Chronicle of Higher Education, revealed significant concerns not only about the costs of such education, but also about its direction and goals.”


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