The Future of Higher Education


Conferees interested in the changing nature of education reflected on the place of liberty, and the place of the whole idea of a university, in twenty-first-century education.


From Liberty Fund

Education in a Free Society

by Edited and with an Introduction by Anne Husted Burleigh

A position paper by Benjamin A. Rogge and Pierre F. Goodrich leads off this fine collection advocating an educational system based strictly on private and voluntary institutions.

Anne Husted Burleigh is a writer and a contributing editor for Crisis.

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Additional Readings

Carey, Kevin. The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere. New York: Riverhead Books, 2015.

Christensen, Clayton M., Michael B. Horn, Louis Caldera, and Louis Soares. “Disrupting College: How Disruptive Innovation Can Deliver Quality and Affordability to Postsecondary Education.” Center for American Progress. (Accessed March 21, 2016).

Deresiewicz, William. Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. New York: Free Press, 2014.

Kronman, Anthony T. Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.

Levine, Donald. Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Lukianoff, Greg and Jonathan Haidt. “The Coddling of the American Mind.” The Atlantic (September 2015): 1-15.