A Battle Plan for Professors to Recapture the Curriculum

As we enter the new century, society's agreement on what defines an educated person, what constitutes essential knowledge and common discourse, has essentially collapsed. As a result, universities in the United States have a problem in the area of curriculum that has been widely recognized. Curriculum means, literally, a running track, but, in recent years, it has been called "a cafeteria with little indication of which are the entrees and which the desserts" and "Dante's definition of hell,