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ERIC Number: EJ794243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Talking about a Revolution: Looking to the Past to Save Our Future
Desmond, Charles; Goldman, Elizabeth
New England Journal of Higher Education, v22 n5 p18-19 Spr 2008
The face of New England is changing. Immigrant populations, people from low-income families, and young people of color are now among the fastest-growing populations in New England. In addition, the foundation of the region's economic prosperity is expected to be intellectual. In this article, the authors discuss how New England's six land-grant universities--the Universities of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont--are best positioned to assume leadership and champion a massive transformation of education. The land-grants' purpose is broader and reaches further than that of private colleges and universities. Land-grants exist to serve, protect and advance the public's values, ideals and interests. To do this, they must fight to ensure that the reality of educational excellence and opportunity remains available and accessible to all through the concerted, unified, and rigorous use of knowledge to improve teaching practice. With the right leadership, the authors state that this region can provide for all its students the rigorous education the future will demand of them and create the revolution necessary for everyone.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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