How Do We Fix Higher Education?

In this month’s issue, Boston magazine senior editor Janelle Nanos reports on the precarious state of the American higher education system and even returns to her alma mater to ask some serious questions (see: Is College Over?).

As part of our look at how the system could be veering off course, we asked a panel of experts to weigh in offer their solutions for what’s ailing the system.

The Contributors

lee cubaUnderstand That College Isn’t High School
by Lee Cuba
Sociology professor, Wellesley College


paula krebsThink in Reverse
by Paula M. Krebs
English professor, Wheaton College


jal mehtaImprove University Teaching

by Jal Mehta
Assistant professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education


naomi schaefer rileyEliminate Tenure

by Naomi Schaefer Riley
Author, journalist


tony wagnerLearn to Innovate

by Tony Wagner
Innovation Education Fellow, Harvard University