Tag: academia

  • teachers are laborers, not merchants

    teachers are laborers, not merchants I’ve said this before: if education was really about access to information, then anyone with a library card could have skipped college well before the internet. The idea that the internet suddenly made education obsolete because it freed information from being hidden away presumes that information was kept under lock and key. […]

  • Chronicle.com: What made you decide to leave your post as a professor and dean at MIT to start your own university? Christine Ortiz: I’ve been at MIT for 17 years, and it’s been amazing. And I’ve always been interested in curriculum and thinking about the future of the research university, and I did a lot […]