Americans Value Good Teaching. Do Colleges?
Illustration: Sam Green
Beth McMurtrie, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Sometime after the spring of their sophomore year of high school, the mailboxes of college-bound teenagers begin filling with college brochures. The glossy pamphlets promise dynamic teaching, caring professors, expanded horizons. Campus visits repeat the drill, with guides citing statistics on robust undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities.
The message: We care about your education. Good teaching is important to us. But is it?