I was in a bit of a tizzy last night, and cooler heads have reminded me that sometimes rebuttals happen. Still, the rebuttal (which made a few sweeping statements of its own, I thought) was pre-economic-downturn. The special libraries that decreased the size of the applicant pool are no longer as numerous, or as well funded. (While I realize that the plural of “anecdote” is not “data,” something like three special libraries have closed in Pittsburgh, recently.)
I still believe that continuing to allow enrollment increases–or even keeping enrollment steady–would be short-sighted and unethical. I still think there are too many library schools. I still think 90% acceptance rates are a crime. But I am no longer going to storm my dean’s office, I think.