Erika Christakis Quits Teaching

“I have great respect and affection for my students, but I worry that the current climate at Yale is not, in my view, conducive to the civil dialogue and open inquiry required to solve our urgent societal problems,” she said in an email to The Washington Post.

Source: Erika Christakis Quits Teaching | The American Conservative

Good on her. I doubt that she will be unemployed for long.

This is Yale’s loss, though, and in a larger way America’s. When one of the oldest and (ostensibly) finest academic institutions in America places the whim of teenagers over the principles of a modern university, a crack appears in the granite reputation of American higher education.

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Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

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