There is much I agree with although I think Universities need a balance. We need academics who are great researchers, great teachers, great translators (i.e. communicating research to a broader public), great policy innovators, and even great administrators. No single academic can be all of these things which means our universities need to be a ‘broad church’. And different Universities should aim to have a different mix of these skills.
Of course, I should be blogging in reply to all the people that I upset with yesterday’s post – but I have an obscure journal article to write!
(p.s. yes, I will respond on PHI and private schools ASAP!)