From the Editor

Our Educators Have a Dangerous Contempt for Authority

(Unless it’s their own.)

In September 1981, Timothy Foote wrote an article in Esquire magazine called “The Trouble With Harvard.” Mr. Foote had graduated from Harvard in 1952 and apparently was shocked by the changes in that university.

He wrote, “Many students drift through Harvard with a nagging sense of failure and anxiety. ‘There is so much freedom here,’ says Kiyo Morimoto, ‘that studies become extracurricular. And you can’t get through if your studies are extracurricular.’ … You didn’t have to go to class because nobody took attendance. And you could get unlimited extensions on papers during the term .…

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