And in the other corner ... Defending Academe.
(Hat tip to Dave Lull for both links.)
I am more sympathetic to Taylor, but I think both these guys are wrong. Everybody should read Albert Jay Nock's The System of Education in the United States, which pretty much diagnosed the problem 67 years ago. Our colleges and universities are training schools, not educational institutions. Education is formative and is directed toward character. Training is instrumental and directed toward a career.