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Teaching Courage: David Van Zandt in the Huffington Post

In a recent piece on the Huffington Post, New School President David Van Zandt explores – and counters – William Deresiewicz’s much-discussed new book Excellent Sheep, which takes old guard colleges and universities to task for failing to truly expand students’ intellectual and emotional boundaries. In his editorial, President Van Zandt suggests that “creative education [such as the kind offered by The New School] produces engaged, fulfilled individuals by celebrating what makes each person different, a far cry from Deresiewicz’s “excellent sheep.”  Read the editorial in full on the Huffington Post.

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