Who's afraid of Alison Wolf?
"... the countries which have done most to increase the education levels
of their population have, on average, grown less fast than have devoted
fewer resources to education."
Undergraduates lack initiative.
They have no imagination, no creativity, and no enthusiasm.
They are not interested in showing how they can
solve problems. They want to be spoon-fed the answers."
More naked emperors?
"They learn some from highly paid professors who now teach a way
of writing that sounds clever whatever you are actually
saying... It is a brew of Marx, Freud and Levi Strauss seen
through the prism of French intellectuals which have been badly
Wading through the second rate
"Anyone in a given [academic] field has now to wade through an awful lot of
second rate material to locate anything useful."