Education: The Great Gap

To many modern educators, tolerance is a virtue; to Sidney Smith, president of the University of Toronto (enrollment: 10,852) and one of Canada's top educators, it can also be an evil. Last week, speaking at Windsor, Ont.'s Roman Catholic Assumption University, Protestant Smith told why: by trying too hard to promote tolerance in religion, modern campuses are actually promoting "religious illiteracy."

"I believe," said Smith, "that we have gone too far along the road of secularizing institutions of higher learning. There is a gap in liberal education; it has been caused by the policy, which is all too prevalent in universities throughout...

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