Johann N. Neem

Johann N. Neem is a professor of American History at Western Washington University and the author of What's the Point of College? Seeking Purpose in an Age of Reform, Democracy's Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America, and Creating a Nation of Joiners: Democracy and Civil Society in Early National Massachusets.

Recent blog posts by this author

The Problem With the Push for More College Degrees

In a 2009 speech, President Barack Obama proclaimed that by 2020, the United States will “once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” As we near 2020, it is worth asking how close are we to reaching that lofty goal...