I won't add much here, except to say these few things:
- read Larry's take
- pay attention to what he says at the end about being vigilant. I'll 2nd his concern that this may well be part of a concerted effort to undermine the authority of academics and the university as a whole
- think about all the above in light of the rumored desire to create a "No Child Left Behind" for Higher Education
- I'll repeat my question here, that I posed elsewhere, when do the rest of us medievalists start writing our own descriptions of what we do in more popular publications (outside the blogosphere)?