Ferguson makes a superb case for stopping the insanity in higher education

February 25, 2011

From Amy Scribner of

Ferguson, editor of the Weekly Standard, takes no prisoners as he writes about the big business that our higher education system has become. He eviscerates the inane, tightly choreographed college campus tours (try not to snort when he describes a Harvard admissions officer shimmering into the room for an open house). He meets a $40,000-a-pop private counselor who helps grease the wheels for admission into the Ivy League. He takes the SAT, earning a math score somewhere below ‘lobotomy patient’ but above ‘Phillies fan.’ 