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Academic Questions

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 361–365 | Cite as

Bring the Constitution Back In

  • KC JohnsonEmail author
A CRUCIBLE MOMENT? A FORUM ON THE PRESIDENT’S CALL FOR A NEW CIVICS

A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy’s Future provides a blueprint of what higher education ought not to do. 1 The document was produced by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), an organization with a long history not only of demanding the advancement of “diversity” over quality, but of using misleading rhetoric to conceal its agenda. In producing the report, the AAC&U made no pretense of selecting figures with a variety of viewpoints; typical instead was extreme “diversity” advocate and Wagner College president Richard Guarasci, who once wildly claimed that students arrived at his New York City campus “fearing encounters with ‘the stranger.’”2 As Peter Wood has pointed out, the report—typical for an AAC&U-inspired project—featured “shrill” rhetoric while depicting “the nation on the verge of such calamity that only some drastically new kind of ‘engagement’ will save it.”3

While the report opens with a quote from the Constitution and then proceeds to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brooklyn CollegeBrooklynUSA

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