Education courses don’t challenge students’ intellects as much as others do, research shows in the new book "Academically Adrift." That's a problem not just for these students, but the students they will teach. It's time to reclaim education as serious intellectual endeavor.
President Obama's goal of adding 5 million more college graduates by 2020 got a reality check this month. A study indicates that more than a third of students don't gain vital cognitive skills in higher education.