University and Stress

Want to Quell Student Stress? Don't Take Wente's Advice

Nicholas Barber | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Living
Nicholas Barber

Margaret Wente argued that Canadian universities were guilty of "infantilizing," rather than "challenging" students. Ken Coates said universities should function as a "proving ground." But universities were never meant to function as a sorting mechanism for the job market. We should devote the effort and resources necessary to change university education to better serve all students. University shouldn't be more demanding, it should be more engaging.