Responding To William Pannapacker: Humanities Grad Students Strike Back.

08/04/2011 03:38 pm ET | Updated Oct 04, 2011

In his July 27 Slate essay, "Overeducated, Underemployed," William Pannapacker called graduate students in the humanities "smart suckers." An English professor at Hope College in Michigan, Pannapacker argued that "in all likelihood, a humanities Ph.D. will place you at a disadvantage competing against 22-year-olds for entry-level jobs that barely require a high-school diploma." He then outlined a plan for reforming higher education.

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