To require studying Shakespeare or not to require: That is the question
Something is rotten in the state ... of North Carolina. Actually, the rottenness goes well beyond North Carolina, but the problem particular to our state is the subject of a recent report out from The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, in Raleigh. The report discloses the appalling truth that about half the colleges and universities in North Carolina, public and private, will grant a bachelor's degree in English to a student who has never taken a course in Shakespeare. O, what men dare do! ... What men daily do, not knowing what they do!