If Beethoven were sent to nursery school today, they would medicate him, and he would be a postal clerk.

— Leon Botstein

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No scientist, engineer, writer, psychologist, artist, or physician - and certainly no scholar, and therefore no serious university faculty member - pursues his or her vocation by getting right answers from a set of prescribed alternatives that trivialize complexity and ambiguity.

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At best, most college presidents are running something that is somewhere between a faltering corporation and a hotel.

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I know nothing about this subject, but I do have prejudices, which I am more than happy to share with you.

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Schooling, by definition, must be conservative.

It is naturally dependent on an older generation’s level of knowledge and sense of values.

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Learning, like love, death and eating, are fundamental human activities.

It's at the core of human existence and its character has a resilience of continuity that is part of what makes up human nature. That is not fundamentally going to change.

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