The historic crisis of confidence in elites has suddenly, unexpectedly, forcefully jumped across institutions, like an uncontrolled wildfire bursting through a clearing. The extent of damage is unknowable, yet surely catastrophic. The ecosystem of higher education in the United States will be significantly altered in the aftermath of the unfolding admission scandal. The disruption of educational institutions already underway may be accelerated.
It used to be the Washington’s Birthday holiday (and still is in at least a few places). Now, Presidents’ Day is the official, national standard.
Some traditionalists no doubt are grumbling, as traditionalists tend to do.
There are also at least a few others of us, who are focused on the future and innovation rather than history per se, who are restive as well.