Professor: Students apathetic toward learning, yet feel entitled

02/9/2010 | Detroit Free Press

Today's students have a negative attitude about learning and many are apathetic toward education, according to Carl Taylor, a Michigan State University sociology professor who has studied youth culture. Taylor describes this trend as the "normalization of ignorance." Taylor said students, who view writing as a text message and research as a Google search, often are unwilling to put in extra work yet still have a sense of entitlement. "The ill-prepared, we can address; the attitude is tougher," he said.

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