Thursday, April 11

A Battle Worth Joining

The University of Chicago, hitherto a bastion of liberal education in America, is threatening to drop its core course "History of Western Civilization." This course has been a cornerstone of the University's famed core curriculum since 1946 and its loss would be a serious blow to the practice, already under siege or abandoned in universities across the country, of ensuring that all students are familiar with the traditions of western scholarship to which they are the heirs. Enter Education First, a group of students who have dedicated themselves to fighting this and any another attempt by the administration to dilute the quality of their education. They have issued the following press release, which the ever-vigilant chaps at The Corner have picked up on and vowed to support.