In last year's State of the Union address, the president placed too much importance on individual educators. This year, he should talk about a far deeper problem. More »
Gerald Graff is a professor of English and education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures The Life of the Mind. Steve Benton is the director of the honors program at East Central University, where he is an assistant professor of English and languages.
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