I was pretty stupid by the time I got to college. I’m not sure how that happened since I had spent 12 years of my life sitting in a classroom. I learned to write a research paper not in high school but in college, for instance. So it’s with some personal feeling that I agree with this quote.
If the universities teach high school courses because the students are not prepared for university courses, then they simply relieve the high schools of their duty and in the process make themselves unable to do their own duty.
—Wendell Berry, “The Loss of the University” in Home Economics (1986), p. 88.