Cornell University, ca 1870. Credit: L. E. Walker J. Paul Getty Museum / Creative Commons
Three things to know:
Academics skew liberal. According to professor Sam Abrams, that’s a problem for higher education.
Forty percent of Americans read at -- or below -- a basic level. And a disconnect between reading researchers and teachers is partly to blame.
Going co-ed wasn’t easy for the Ivies. Just ask the Dartmouth alums who wrote this appeal in 1970: “For God’s sake, for Dartmouth’s sake, and for everyone’s sake, keep the damned women out.”
, Sam Abrams
, Mark Seidenberg
, Nancy Malkiel