Press "Enter" to skip to content

Opinion: This fired chemistry professor’s example shows what’s wrong with academia

The dismissal of a renowned chemistry professor from NYU after a spate of student complaints about his teaching has reinvigorated a series of long-standing questions about the modern academy: Are academic standards dropping? Are professors and administrators too beholden to students’ fragile emotions — and their parents’ tuition dollars? And what’s wrong with kids these days, anyway?

The dismissal of a renowned chemistry professor from NYU after a spate of student complaints about his teaching has reinvigorated a series of long-standing questions about the modern academy: Are academic standards dropping? Are professors and administrators too beholden to students’ fragile emotions — and their parents’ tuition dollars? And what’s wrong with kids these days, anyway?

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Generated by Feedzy