President Karen Lawrence argues against “false dichotomy” in higher education debate on value

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

President Karen Lawrence argues that the debate about the value of a college education, pitting preparation for immediate job readiness against abstract long-term gain, is a “false dichotomy.” In an opinion article in The Hechinger Report she calls for higher education institutions to focus on the “critical abilities” that will serve students in the achievement of both their immediate and lifelong goals.