Updated January 25, 2011, 05:24 PM Leon Botstein, music director and conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, is the president of Bard College. Why is anyone surprised to find that standards and expectations in our colleges are too low? High school graduates — a rapidly dwindling elite — come to college entirely unaccustomed to close reading, habits of disciplined analysis, skills in writing reasoned arguments and a basic grasp of the conduct, methods and purposes of science. Click here for the full article in the New York Times.
A good overview of why our faculty loves what they do may be found in the article "Why Waldorf Teaching Is the Greatest Profession" by Henning Kullak-Ublick, originally published in German at www.erziehungkunst.de and then translated into English and published at www.WaldorfToday.com.
“The unique thing is the remarkable seriousness and dedication to the academic life, its demands and its delights; it is very rare to see in such a young student.” Joseph Lauinger, Professor of Dramatic Literature, Chairman Literature Division, Sarah Lawrence College.