Jun 21 2012

sloppy reading, sloppy writing

by at 3:41 pm under library news

I don’t know why I decided to read Steven Bell’s most recent Library Journal column.  I like how there are no actors in this column; higher education “unbundles” (which, NO) and costs “soar” MAGICALLY, ALL BY THEMSELVES.  But even better is how sloppily he reads the articles he cites.  He says “Compared to those enrolled in regular degree programs, certificates holders are the ones actually getting jobs” but as far as I can tell, having looked at both articles and the executive summary of the report, the data gathered and analyzed focuses on median earnings rather than employment rates. He just says that because it fits in with his oversimplified talking points about higher ed.

Sigh.  This is the president of ACRL.  It’s disheartening.

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