“Education and safety are unavoidably interrelated.”

Lake croppedShould colleges take care of students?  How? To what extent? When affordable education is a priority, is it also important to install sirens, locks on classroom doors,  and help students with mental illness?  I can’t think of anyone who can provide more interesting ideas on these issues than Peter Lake, who has been at the vanguard of this discussion for decades. This book describes the pre-1960’s era, where campuses had unquestioned authority over student discipline, and the next era, where campus administrators were essentially bystanders.  Now we are transitioning to new territory, where rights and responsibilities are still in flux.

Peter F. Lake, The Rights and Responsibilities of the Modern University, Second Edition (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2013), 16.

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