Money Doesn't Matter
Stephen North’s 1984 article, “The Idea of a Writing Center,” highlighted the struggle writing centers face with regard to misperceptions about their function and purpose. North proclaimed that writing centers should not be viewed as centers of remediation but rather as locations for productive and meaningful learning. He vehemently voiced his frustration with faculty and administrators, who he suggested were perpetuating the misconception of a writing center’s purpose. Despite that North’s call for change and awareness is now decades old, misperceptions of writing-center work remain common.